Firehouse World to Merge with Firehouse Expo and
Move to Columbus, OH in 2021


Nashville, TN – Endeavor Business Media and Firehouse Expo have announced a strategic decision to merge Firehouse World with Firehouse Expo in 2021. Additionally, the merged events (under the Firehouse Expo name) will move to the dynamic city of Columbus, OH in 2021 and 2022 with a new two-year agreement with the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Dates are September 14 – 18 and September 27 – October 1 respectively.

“Our decision to leverage the best of Firehouse World and Firehouse Expo into one powerhouse event comes at a critical time in our industry when the need for affordable and effective training is so important. This merger of these events will provide an exciting new platform where attendees and exhibitors can come together to train, exchange information and network in a larger, unified environment,” said Mr. Bill MacRae, Vice President and Group Publisher of Firehouse. “We are confident that the city of Columbus will be an excellent new home for Firehouse Expo and look forward to building strong partnerships with local and regional departments to produce a highly-valuable experience for attendees and exhibitors.”

Firehouse Expo will be partnering closely with the Columbus Division of Fire in both content and logistics. The event will continue to feature a comprehensive program including hands-on training classes, conference sessions, and workshops.

“The Columbus Division of Fire is a well-respected agency known for its progressiveness with training, technology, EMS service delivery and working with automatic aid partners,” said Firehouse Editor-in-Chief Peter Matthews. “We are looking forward to partnering with Columbus and other agencies to provide some of the best hands-on and classroom education in the world.”

“The Columbus Division of Fire is honored to represent the city of Columbus, in hosting Firehouse Expo 2021 and 2022.  We cannot be prouder of our division, where training is valued as the most important factor in assuring our members go home safe,” said Interim Fire Chief Jeff Happ.  “It is exciting for us welcome firefighters from all over the world to share ideas and learn from each other, and to share some of the after-hours entertainment Columbus has to offer.”

Firehouse Expo will be held in the newly renovated 1.8-million-sq.-ft. Greater Columbus Convention Center, offering 373,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 75 meeting rooms and three ballrooms. With a vibrant downtown scene, exciting nightlife and award-winning restaurants, Columbus has been named a top meeting and convention destination.

“We’re tremendously excited to welcome Firehouse Expo to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in 2021 and 2022,” stated Brian Ross, president and CEO of Experience Columbus. “Attendees are sure to feel right at home in Ohio’s capital, a dynamic and growing destination, named a top city to visit in 2020 by The Travel Channel thanks to its revitalized riverfront, a walkable downtown exploding with new development, a nationally lauded culinary scene and an open and welcoming community.”

Firehouse Expo annually attracts approximately 4,000 attendees and more than 200 exhibitors from across the United States. The Firehouse brand will continue to serve the West Coast with a series of hosted buyer summits in 2021. 


Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites, events, and marketing solutions. The company targets U.S. B2B audiences in the accounting, aviation, dental, facilities maintenance, fire & public safety, design engineering, buildings and construction, energy, manufacturing, industrial, technology, medical, securities, laser, lighting, oil & gas, public services, security, construction, vehicle repair, vending, and water & wastewater markets. The company has offices in Nashville, TN; Tulsa, OK; Nashua, NH; Birmingham, AL; Sarasota, FL; Skokie, IL; Fort Atkinson, WI; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Santa Barbara, CA; Fort Collins, CO, and Overland Park, KS. For more information, visit www.endeavorbusinessmedia.com.