David W. Dodson

Dave Dodson is a 35-year fire service veteran, starting his fire service career with the U.S. Air Force. After the USAF, he spent almost seven years as a fire officer and training/safety officer for the Parker (CO) Fire District. He became the first career training officer for Loveland (CO) Fire & Rescue and was a shift battalion chief for the Eagle River (CO) Fire District before starting Response Solutions, dedicated to teaching firefighter safety and practical incident handling.

In 1997, Chief Dodson was awarded the ISFSI George D. Post Fire Instructor of the Year. He is a frequent presenter to standing-room-only crowds at FDIC.