Phil Garrigan

Phil Garrigan is the Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

He joined MFRS in 1990 and has served at a number of community fire stations, working in some of Merseyside’s most vulnerable and deprived communities.


Since becoming Chief Fire Officer in 2018, he has led the Service to its lowest number of fire deaths and has instilled a performance management methodology to drive continuous improvement and introduced a People Strategy which involves all sections of the Service in the decision-making process.


Phil is Vice Chair of the NFCC Prevention Coordination Committee and the National Lead for the Fire and Rescue Service with regard to Children and Young People. He is also a member of the Operations Coordination Committee and a National Strategic Advisor, overseeing a number of national events.


His leadership has brought the work the sector does with regards to children and young people to the forefront of sector delivery. He is a Trustee and member of the Board at both the Hive Youth Zone and Firefit Hub as well as being an Ambassador for the Cash for Kids Charity. 


Sandra Wainwright, Executive Assistant to Chief Fire Officer

T: 0151 296 4102