Plan to attend these special events during Firehouse Expo 2022:

Opening Welcome Reception on the Exhibit Floor

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

3:00pm - 5:00pm


Join us to kick off the opening day of the exhibition with the Opening Welcome Reception located on the exhibit floor. Drinks and conversations will be flowing as attendees have the opportunity to network with exhibitors in a casual, social atmosphere. FREE FOR ATTENDEES!

2nd Annual FireFest

Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00pm – 9:00pm (shuttles begin departing the Convention Center at 5:30pm)

Location: Station 67: Columbus FireFighters Union Hall

Cost: FREE

Plan to attend the 2nd annual FireFest, a social event featuring live music, 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.

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It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere Exhibit Floor Networking Reception

Thursday, September 29, 2022

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Firehouse Expo Exhibit Floor

Cost to attend: FREE

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere! Enjoy drinks with your colleagues as we close out Day 2 of the Firehouse Expo exhibition. Visit with hundreds of vendors, suppliers and manufacturers showcasing the latest products and services.  This reception is open to all attendees and visitors.

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Friday, September 30, 2022

Onsite Registration: 7:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 7:45 am
Climb Start: 8:00 am

Location: Huntington Park

The Firehouse Expo 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb pays tribute to the FDNY firefighters sacrifice and symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation, it is ensured that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget while supporting programs that support fire service survivors. Your support of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb events provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.

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.