Nick Searle is the Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
He joined the Service in 1995 and during his career has served in a number of roles and directorates. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief Fire Officer in October 2018 and is responsible for Operational Preparedness, Collaboration and MFRA’s role as Lead Authority for National Resilience.
Nationally, Nick is the NFCC (National Fire Chiefs Council) Strategic Lead for both UK National Resilience and the UK International Search and Rescue team (ISAR). He is also the capability lead for Urban Search and Rescue.
Nick led the UK International Search and Rescue Team on a British Fire and Rescue Service flood deployment to Bosnia in 2014 and has been a member of the UK ISAR since 2011.