Plan to attend these special events during Firehouse Expo 2021:

Madison Twp Fire Fighters L2507 9/11 Charity Event

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Shuttles depart from the 3rd Street Connector (turnaround between the Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel on High Street) from 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Party starts at 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Mott's Military Museum and BrewDog USA

Cost to attend: $35 (includes roundtrip transportation to and from the Convention Center (continuous shuttles), food, two free drinks, admission to Mott's Military Museum, and live entertainment at BrewDog



Be a part of this special fundraiser supporting Mott's Military Museum, the second largest collection of 9/11 artifacts in the United States. The museum features the Fort Pitts fire truck that was crushed during the collapse of the World Trade Center towers as well as police cars, pieces of the World Trade Center and more. Open exclusively to attendees of Firehouse Expo, this special evening will include a visit to the museum from 6pm-7pm, followed by transportation to the local brewery BrewDog where you'll enjoy live entertainment and beer brewed especially for Firehouse Expo until 10pm. In addition, attendees will be asked to voluntarily bring a patch with them from their home fire department to donate to the museum. Patches received will be included on a wall of fire department patches from all over the U.S. to be showcased permanently in the museum.  Tickets are limited, so get your ticket early!  Registration for this event is opening soon.

Exhibit Floor Networking Reception

Thursday, September 16, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Firehouse Expo Exhibit Floor

Cost to attend: FREE


Kick off the opening of the Firehouse Expo exhibit floor at the Welcome Reception with food, drinks and access to all of the vendors, suppliers and manufacturers showcasing the latest products and services.  This reception is open to all attendees.


1st Annual FireFest

Friday, September 17, 2021

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Station 67: Columbus FireFighters Union Hall

Cost: FREE


New in 2021, Firehouse Expo announces the launch of FireFest, a new annual social event featuring food, drinks, and networking with firefighters and exhibitors from across the country. Join your fellow peers for this fun – and FREE – event that will connect you with old and new faces alike. FireFest will take place at the Columbus FireFighters Union Hall at Station 67 and is open to all attendees and exhibitors. FireFest is a celebration of being back together again and will be a can’t-miss event! 

Central Ohio Fire Museum

Location: 260 N. 4th St., Columbus

The Central Ohio Fire Museum will have expanded hours for Firehouse Expo registrants!  The week of the Expo, the museum will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 10am – 8pm. Friday-Saturday hours are 10am – 4pm. In addition to extended hours, Firehouse Expo registrants will receive a 20% discount off admission. The museum is located at 260 N. 4th St., Columbus.

Please consider joining attending the 2021 High School Fire & EMS Cadet Program Symposium, where cadet program managers can network, exchange knowledge and best practices, and seek assistance with challenges. This Symposium, hosted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, will feature speakers, educational sessions, round table and panel discussions, and networking. Group discussions will focus on future trends such as defining mechanisms for working collaboratively, and the potential development of national-level consensus standards. Understanding of contemporary learning styles and use of modern teaching methodologies, including online training, social media, and hybrid learning, will be also highlighted. This event is FREE, but registration required. Please register today!