Lakeshore Technical College to offer Firefighter Seminar




Lakeshore Technical College is offering The Art of Reading Buildings: Firefighter Seminar from 8:00am – 4:00pm on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30.  Participants have the option to attend either session and both sessions will meet on LTC’s Cleveland campus in the Lake Michigan Conference Room.

The art of reading a building is one of the most important things firefighters should be aware of in their trade. This class will take a whole new approach that is designed to provide essential tools and practice in making rapid street-reads on buildings.  This day-long, practical classroom session is beneficial for all firefighters, especially company officers and Battalion Chiefs.

The instructor for this seminar is Dave Dodson, a 34-year fire service veteran.  During his career, Dodson has worked in numerous positions for various fire departments in Colorado.  Dodson is currently the owner of Response Solutions, a company dedicated to teaching firefighter safety and practical handling, author of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer and co-author of Fire Engineering’s The Art of Reading Buildings. 

The cost of the seminar is $99 and includes all materials, handouts and lunch.  The class number is 22618 for Friday’s session and 22619 for Saturday’s session.  To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. For questions or detailed information, visit or call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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