Regional Alliance for Firefighting Training

The Art of Reading Buildings

The ART of Reading Buildings

September 18th, 2019
9:00AM - 4:30PM

Summit on the Park
46000 Summit Parkway
Canton, MI 48188

$95 Per Person - RAFT Members
$125 Per Person - Nonmembers

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 Text Book

The Art Of Reading Buildings
by John Mittendorf and Dave Dodson

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Event Details

Event Date 09-18-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-18-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price Member Price $95.00
Location Summit on the Park
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