The family of an Apopka firefighter who died in July 2022 weeks after being injured on the job has filed a lawsuit against the city.
At the Apopka City Council meeting Wednesday, commissioners sparred with Mayor Bryan Nelson before voting to censure him after weeks of allegations he lied about the employment status of the city’s former attorney.
Duran was hurt on June 30, 2022 while trying to move a sand trailer to another station. After several surgeries, Duran ultimately succumbed to his injuries a few weeks later.
A petition lists dozens of reasons, claiming the mayor wants to be a dictator and refuses to hold anyone accountable for the death of a fallen firefighter.
The Central Florida-based Running 4 Heroes nonprofit hosted its first annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Wednesday, honoring the lives of 275 first responders who died in the line of duty.
Michael Duran, the father of fallen firefighter Austin Duran, spoke during public comment at the Apopka city council meeting on Wednesday.
A new independent report recommends sweeping changes to safety protocols at the Apopka Fire Department in the wake of the death of Austin Duran last year.
Apopka Firefighter Austin Duran was hospitalized for weeks and underwent several surgeries after he was hurt while trying to move a sand trailer in June 2022, fire officials said.
An overwhelming majority of firefighters in Apopka’s firefighters union have no confidence in the Apopka fire chief in the wake of the death of a firefighter and continued safety concerns.
Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson addressed internal and external investigations into the death of firefighter Austin Duran at a news briefing on Wednesday.
ICON Park on Sunday will welcome in a hitch of horses heralded during the holidays, known worldwide as the Budweiser Clydesdales, to visit and take regal holiday pictures with guests.
The city of Apopka will hold its tree-lighting ceremony, including a tribute to fallen firefighter Austin Duran.
Members of the Apopka Professional Firefighters Association said the loss of a fellow firefighter has made them more aware of safety on the job.
The young Apopka firefighter died from injuries he suffered June 30 after he was pinned down by a sand trailer he was trying to move.
A Central Florida community came together on Thursday to get results for fallen Apopka firefighter Austin Duran.
The Apopka Professional Firefighters Association will hold a vigil Thursday to remember firefighter Austin Duran and the public is welcome to attend.
The firefighter community in Central Florida will pay their respects to a fallen Apopka firefighter this weekend alongside his family.
The community is honoring an Apopka firefighter who died weeks after being injured on the job during a tribute on Monday.
The Apopka community is holding a fundraiser for the family of a firefighter who died after suffering significant injuries on the job.
An Apopka firefighter who has been hospitalized for weeks due to a significant work-related injury has died.
Calvin Thomas, a retired Orlando police officer was among numerous supporters rallying for Austin Duran's speedy recovery.
An Apopka restaurant is bringing together its community to help a fireman who suffered a significant work-related injury last week.
An Apopka firefighter was hospitalized after a “significant” work-related injury, the department said.