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Reading Buildings with Dave Dodson

  • 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

Reading Buildings with Dave Dodson

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

$20 Per Person - Lunch Provided

8 Certified Fire Inspector CEUs Available!

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.


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.


The Art of Reading Buildings
by John Mittendorf and Dave Dodson

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