About the Department

Welcome to the Apopka Fire Department. The Fire Department is rated by ISO as a Class 1 Department. This puts the Apopka Fire Department in the top 0.09% of the country.


Apopka boasts:
  • 8 Administrative Staff
  • 15 Explorers
  • 15 Volunteers
  • 75 Full-Time Firefighters


Apopka Fire Department also has a host of the latest technological and state-of-the-art equipment available to the Fire and EMS Services.


The Fire Administration Division is responsible for all operations of the organization. Headed by Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale, the duties include:
  • Preparation and control of the operating budget.
  • Administration of fire data processing (NFIRS).
  • Provision of in-service training and education.
  • Emergency Medical Services.
  • Continued evaluation of the department and its function.


The Fire Administration staff includes the:
  • Chief of the Department
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Assistant Chiefs
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • Two Administrative Assistants