The Leader's Toolbox: Firefighters with Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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This month on The Leader's Toolbox, Dr. Richard B. Gasaway talks with two psychologists, a firefighter and a fire chief about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Chief Gasaway tells of a firefighter he worked with who exhibited several common "symptoms" of ADD and how it affected this firefighters working relationship with others in the station.

Roseville, MN, Firefighter Neil Sjostrom shares his expereicnes with ADD and Williamsport, MD, Fire Chief William Ball talks about the effects of ADHD and while working in a team enviornment.

Psychologists Gary Fischler and April Leaveck, with Minnesota-based Gary Fischler & Associates, describe some behaviors that firefighters might display and their coworkers might observe.

The group disucssed the best means to have everyone involved working on the same page and how instruction and discipline can be effected by ADD and ADHD members of the fire service.

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