Justin joined Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service as Deputy Chief Fire Officer from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service in October 2012 where he served as Assistant Chief Fire Officer. In his role as Director of Strategy and Planning, Justin is responsible for Community Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Safety Health and Environment and Information Technology with Communications.

In January 1995, Justin joined Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as a firefighter and left in 2008 to join Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service as an Area Manager. During his time in Cumbria, Justin was responsible for service delivery, community risk management, health and safety, technical services, control and training and development


Justin is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE),Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) where he is the national lead CFOA Officer for firefighter fitness and he chairs the firefit steering group.​​


In his free time, Justin enjoys fell and trail running and in 2012 he completed the Saunders Lake District Mountain Marathon. Justin has a Masters Degree in Management and is currently undertaking a Doctorate.