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

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 11,000 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.

Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at:

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