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The Apopka Fire Department is currently seeking qualified and most importantly dedicated Firefighters to join our team.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
In case you missed it. The Apopka news week in review includes seven articles that shaped the city last week... all in one place, including details on a mixed-use project on Kelly Park Road.
Apopka firefighters go "Tunnel to Towers" to honor FDNY firefighter and Austin Duran
On Sunday, 13 firefighters from the Apopka Fire Department, and seven of their family and friends participated in the Tunnel to Towers 5K run in New York City honoring the sacrifice made by first responders on 9/11.
Apopka Fire Chief Wylam restructures Fire Administration at AFD
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.
Adding 18 firefighters to the AFD is a huge win for Apopka
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.
Apopka City Budget 2022/23: A process that needed to go much smoother
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.
Apopka Professional Firefighters Association: "We have been kicking the can down the road and have reached the stopping point"
The City of Apopka Budget Hearing on September 7th was a moment where years of work seemed to culminate into one whirlwind meeting.

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Apopka unites for Together as One Festival
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.
Sanchez tries to suppress the fire over the AFD budget
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. 
A chaotic budget hearing concludes with a shaky consensus and questions on funding for the Apopka Fire Department
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.
Michael Duran: "My son lost his life in direct connection to a lack of training, safety, and supervision"
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. 
What does it mean to receive an Armando Borjas Jr. Scholarship?
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.
Never Forget: Armando Borjas Jr. Scholarship Foundation announces events to honor the sacrifices made on 9/11
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.
City Council presses Fire Chief Wylam on safety and training issues at Budget Workshop presentation
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.
Apopka says goodbye to Austin
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.
Apopka Fire Department announces funeral arrangements for Austin Duran
The Apopka Fire department released the following statement and announced the funeral arrangements for Firefighter/EMT Austin Duran.
Apopka mourns the loss of Austin Duran; leaders, community, agencies send condolences through social media
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.
As Apopka grieves, our prayers remain with the family of Austin Duran
We regret any emotional distress the timing of the original article may have caused Apopka residents, its firefighters, or Austin's family and friends.
AustinsArmy#: GoFundMe account for injured firefighter surpasses $40,000
Austin is doing good and progressing well. Although the previous surgeries were successful, doctors have determined that a fourth surgery is necessary.
In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review
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.
Injured Apopka firefighter's first round of surgeries are successful
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.
Apopka Professional Firefighters Association releases name of injured firefighter
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.