Associate, Design Fire Consultants
Merl Forrer joined Design Fire Consultants in May 2019 after serving as an operational Station Manager with Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS) with 19 years’ service. Between 2012 and 2017, he moved into fire safety responsible for Manchester borough, providing fire safety and enforcing the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for one of the largest and most complex metropolitan boroughs in the UK. Between 2017 and 2019, he has been working for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) on the response, updating guidance and national codes following the Grenfell fire tragedy.
He graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) with a Master’s degree in Fire Engineering, is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, FIFireE. His research for both his Bachelors and Masters dissertations focussed on the fire performance of externally thermally insulated cladding systems and the use of organic polymer foams which Merl continues to research.