The Apopka Fire Department is seeking qualified and most importantly dedicated Firefighters to join our team. Applicants should be willing to passionately serve the Apopka community while embracing our established culture and above all else, have the ability to be your best when your best is needed the most! 

To be considered in this hiring round applicants must complete a department online application, and submit copies of the following

  • State of Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training certificate of completion
  • Current State of Florida Department of Health Paramedic or EMT license
  • Current BLS and/or ACLS certificates
  • 16-hour emergency vehicle operations certificate

Visit our City of Apopka Career Portal for current job openings for the Apopka Fire Department. The Apopka Fire Department is rated as a Class 1 agency by the Insurance Services Office, ranking among the top .09% of fire departments in the country.Apply Online Button

The Apopka Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or any other legally protected status.

Benefits Summary

Starting Salary

  • Fire Fighter/EMT $46,600
  • Fire Fighter/Paramedic $54,600 

Top Out Pay for Each Grade

  • Firefighter $81,205
  • Engineer $89,326
  • Lieutenant $98,258
  • Captain $118,893
  • Division Chief $143,860
  • Fire Chief $158,246


  • Vested at (10) ten years
  • Eligible for retirement at 22 years or age 55, whichever comes first
  • DROP plan available at 22 years or age 55, for up to eight years
  • Multiplier: 3% per year (years 1 to 10); 3.5% per year (years 11 to 20); 4% per year (years 21 and up)

Employee Health & Wellness Center

On-site health clinic with $0 co-pay, many medications provided at no charge, X-rays, lab work, and more.

Paid Time Off Accrual

  • First year 162 hours
  • 324 hours every year plus an additional 24 hours for every five years of service

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Available

Health, Life Insurance & Excellent Retirement/Pension Available