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B.O.S.S. Is A Four-Letter Word

Mike Grill

Saturday, June 17, 2023
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

B.O.S.S. Is A Four-Letter Word – Bully. Overbearing. Self-centered. Stubborn and resistant to new ideas. Do these words describe the person supervising you? Or might  they describe your own actions as a supervisor? Studies show you spend more time with  your supervisor and co-workers than you do with your spouse and children. Since we all have enough stress to deal with on the emergency scene, why would we want to work in an environment where unnecessary stress is created because of poorly trained and inept leaders? During this presentation, you will quickly be able to identify the differences between the two and understand why it is critical to eliminate bosses and replace them with leaders: people who recognize the importance of serving those they supervise. 

Mike Grill

Mike Grill, MS, NREMT-P; is the former EMS Regional Program Director for Centura Health’s South Denver EMS Team in Denver, Colorado. Mike retired from the Sierra Vista Fire (AZ) Fire Department in 2007 after 23 years of service. Active in the Fire/EMS service since 1985, he has authored numerous articles for EMS and Fire trade journals. Mike has co-authored three textbooks – Fire Service First Responder, First Responder Resiliency and A Community of One: Building Social Resilience. In 2003 Mike joined the VidaCare Team and co-created the education materials for the EZ IO, awarded innovative medical product of the year 2008 by the Wall Street Journal. In 2012 the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado recognized Mike as Colorado’s EMS Executive of the Year. Mike has presented at over 200 fire/EMS conferences in both the United States and Canada.