The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the International Fire Service Training Association at Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University (IFSTA/FPP/OSU) honored Dr. Ernest Grant at the National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner with the 2019 Dr. Anne W. Phillips Award for Leadership in Fire Safety Education. Dr. Grant was the Outreach Nurse Clinician, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center (retired) responsible for burn prevention. He is the Past Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors, and the current elected President of the American Nurses Association.
Dr. Grant has dedicated his life to fire safety education as a national and international burn prevention expert and policy advocate. For more than 30 years, he has advised, coordinated, delivered and evaluated nationally acclaimed burn prevention programs. As a respected leader and burn prevention advocate within the American Burn Association, he was able to move burn prevention into the spotlight within the ABA. In addition, his written work has inspired and influenced the teaching of burn prevention in the medical community.