Phil Garrigan is the Chief Fire Officer of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
Phil joined Merseyside in 1990 and during that time has served at a variety of Community Fire Stations - working in some of Merseyside’s most vulnerable and deprived communities. He brings a strong community focus to the Service and recognising the unique position of trust and respect in which the FRS is held, has used this and the professionalism of Merseyside FRS staff to tackle the real underlying factors which affect risk.
Phil is the National Lead for the Fire and Rescue Service with regard to Children and Young People.
His leadership has brought CYP to the forefront; the unique brand, high regard and reputation in which the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) is held, along with a ‘can do attitude’ has allowed the FRS to transform the lives of hundreds of children and young people (CYP) across the UK.
The programmes delivered engage directly with CYP who often have difficult and challenging life experiences. These programmes developed at both a local and national level deliver activities that equip children and young people with the skills and knowledge to be confident in allowing them to enjoy happy, healthy and safe lives. They also ensure they are better prepared for adult life as they seek to develop into positive citizens and realise their full potential.
Phil is married with two lovely children - well they are lovely most of the time!