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The promotions came a week after the Apopka City Council approved a budget that added 18 firefighters, a Training Officer, a Health and Safety Officer, and a Quality Assurance Officer. more
Our firefighters will now be able to run calls with three firefighters per apparatus, providing safety for our firefighters and higher-quality service to our residents. more
The debates, discussions, tweaks, and edits typically come during the budget workshops. The hearings should be formalities that the Council agreed on two months ago. more
The City of Apopka Budget Hearing on September 7th was a moment where years of work seemed to culminate into one whirlwind meeting. more
The Armando Borjas Jr. Scholarship Foundation hosted its first-ever "Together As One" Festival on Saturday, helping to honor a local firefighter and remember the events of 9/11. more
A funny thing happened between the budget workshops and hearings - the idea of hiring enough firefighters to add a third person to the fire engines returned.  more
The budget process in Apopka is usually cut-and-dried. Department heads present their plans to the Council at three workshops. The hearings are usually a formailty. more
Michael Duran, the father of deceased firefighter Austin Duran is emphatic about the urgency needed to bring the AFD up to proper safety, training and staffing standards.  more
The Armando Borjas Jr Scholarship Foundation is founded on the core principles that Armando himself represented each day - dedication, self-improvement, and the drive to spread knowledge. more
As we look back over the last 21 years since the attacks of September 11th devastated our nation and changed the course of history forever, we are encouraged to remember the sacrifices. more
Much like last year's budget workshop, Apopka Fire Chief Sean Wylam outlined his presentation by asking for a modest increase from $15.2 million in last year's budget to $17.8 million in this one. more
Apopka said goodbye to Austin Duran on Saturday. The 25-year-old Firefighter/EMT for the Apopka Fire Department died 15 days after suffering injuries related to a tragic workplace accident. more
The Apopka Fire department released the following statement and announced the funeral arrangements for Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran. more
Social media can sometimes be an outlet for a community to express its grief and condolences. And this weekend, Apopka showed exactly how much its heart is broken, but also that they will never forget Austin. more
We regret any emotional distress the timing of the original article may have caused Apopka residents, its firefighters, or Austin's family and friends. more
Austin is doing good and progressing well. Although the previous surgeries were successful, doctors have determined that a fourth surgery is necessary. more
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes five articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on the injured firefighter Austin Duran. more
Tragedy struck the community this holiday weekend when Apopka Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran was seriously injured, but now there is a way to help the family. more
A firefighter from the Apopka Fire Department is in serious but stable condition at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after an apparatus called a sand trailer fell on top of him. more
A firefighter from the Apopka Fire Department awaits surgery at the Orlando Regional Medical Center after the jack from an apparatus called a sand trailer fell on top of him. more
According to a statement from the Apopka Police Department, at approximately 1:15 pm on Saturday, June 18th, APD officers located the deceased man. more
Lieutenant Jerold Maynard, the Public Education Officer for the Apopka Fire Department, won the 2022 Safety Educator Award at the Community Heroes Celebration. more
Paramedics Eric Berrios and Tim Sundvall were the recipients of the Apopka Fire Department's 2021 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year awards. more
The Apopka Voice has learned that retired Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale is endorsing Commissioner Kyle Becker in his campaign to become the next Mayor of Apopka. more
Eric Mock decided to run for Seat #4 on the Apopka City Commission because of a median on Binion Road near his home. more
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