2024 Keynote Presentation

Presented by: Jason Moore, Fire Chief (ret.) and Firehouse Magazine Fire Technology Columnist 

As we quickly approach the 300-year mark of the U.S. Fire Service's existence, even the saying “200 years unimpeded by progress” must change. Buildings, vehicles, furnishings, and every other aspect of the modern world has adopted technology that can make our job harder and more dangerous. Now, we must embrace technology to help balance the equation. This balance isn’t a replacement for our history, rather a fusion of traditions, tried-and-true practices, solid work ethic, progressive leadership, and technological advancements. Technology continues to add new tools to the toolbox, come see, learn and be a part of this exciting future!     



Jason Moore is a 23-year veteran of the fire service who began his career with the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of fire chief of a municipal fire department before retiring in 2023. He is actively involved with the International Association of Fire Chief’s Technology Council and a founding member/associate director of the Indiana University Crisis Technology Innovation Lab. He has presented internationally on implementing technology, using technology for Community Risk Reduction (CRR), and best practices to justify funding for innovative programs.