Opening Ceremony & Keynote Session

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FREE TO ATTEND - Open to all registered conference attendees

Firehouse Expo's 2023 Keynote Session is one like you've never seen before, featuring four fire service leaders sharing their unique perspectives on firefighting as family members. New this year, the Keynote Session will take place on Wednesday afternoon, September 27, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm during the Opening Ceremony, followed by the exhibit floor grand opening and Welcome Reception immediately after. 


Keynote Presentation:

Firefighting: A Family Business 

Presented by:
John Lewis, Lieutenant (ret.)
Passaic, NJ, Fire Department

Walter Lewis, Assistant Chief
Orlando, FL, Fire Department

Dan Moran, Battalion Chief, Training and Special Operations Bureau
City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fire Rescue

Robert Moran, Fire Chief
Brewster, MA, Fire/Rescue

Not everyone gets to do a job they love, let alone have it be the family business. However, it isn’t a surprise when family members end up as firefighters in the same agency or in the same area. To share some stories, lessons and their love for the job, Rob Moran, Danny Moran, John Lewis and Walter Lewis will take to the stage at Firehouse Expo in Columbus, OH, to talk about Firefighting: The Family Business.