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    • 08/24/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Fifth Third Ballpark
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    Legislative Luncheon

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019

    11:00AM - Membership Meeting
    12:00PM -
    Lunch

    Fifth Third Ballpark
    4500 West River Road Northeast
    Comstock Park, MI 49321

    $20 Per Person

    The Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs will host its annual Legislative Luncheon at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Michigan on Friday, August 23, 2019. We would like to extend you an invitation to this event so that our members have the opportunity to discuss current issues affecting our ability to provide services to Michigan’s residents. Lunch will be served at noon with an informal panel discussion to follow beginning at 12:45. We sincerely hope that you will take the opportunity to attend this event. We are very interested in hearing your views on the issues affecting Michigan and the direction our state is heading.

    • 09/20/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Boulder Creek Golf Course - Belmont, MI
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    The Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
    Present

    Reading Buildings with Dave Dodson

    Friday, September 20
    9:00AM - 4:30PM

    $95 Per Person - Lunch Provided

    Boulder Creek Golf Course
    5750 Brewer Ave NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    Tired of the usual, boring building construction classes? We know it’s an important topic – yet find the classes difficult to choke down. Well, this class takes a whole new approach that is designed to provide essential tools and practice in making rapid street-reads on buildings, thus improving your tactical decisions. Dave Dodson and John Mittendorf (retired BC, Los Angeles City Fire, CA) have collaborated in developing this practical classroom session that should be mandatory for all company officers and Battalion Chiefs.

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR

    Dave Dodson, Former Battalion Chief and Safety Officer

    Dave has over 39 years in the firefighting business and is the co-author of the book, “The Art of Reading Buildings,” (PennWell, 2015) with Retired Battalion Chief John Mittendorf (LAFD, CA). He has served as an Incident Safety Officer for over 10 years and is a Past President of the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association. His “Art of Reading Smoke” class is a “standing room only” presentation at FDIC. Dave is the recipient of the 1997 ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year and the 2017 FDSOA Lifetime Achievement Award.

    RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK

    The Art of Reading Buildings
    by John Mittendorf and Dave Dodson

    Purchase on Amazon!

    • 09/21/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Boulder Creek Golf Course - Belmont, MI
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    The Western Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs
    Present

    Reading Smoke with Dave Dodson

    Saturday, September 21
    9:00AM - 4:30PM

    $95 Per Person - Lunch Provided

    Boulder Creek Golf Course
    5750 Brewer Ave NE
    Belmont, MI 49306


    Often, smoke issuing from a building is the only clue available to predict fire behavior and the likelihood of a flashover or rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers, incident commanders, and safety officers MUST know how to rapidly read smoke. In this session, Davd Dodson gives an overview of the reading-smoke process and provide some practice using actual fireground video.

    • 10/23/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI
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    WMFCA Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

    Boulder Creek Golf Club
    5750 Brewer AVE NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    $20 Per PersonGuest Speaker

    To Be Announced...


    • 12/04/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Belmont, MI
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    WMFCA Holiday Luncheon
    Installation of Board Members

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

    11:00AM - Lunch & Meeting

    Boulder Creek Golf Club
    5750 Brewer AVE NE
    Belmont, MI 49306

    $20 Per PersonGuest Speaker

    To Be Announced...


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