William Mason Copeland (Mason) is a Lieutenant with the City of Suffolk, Department of Fire and Rescue. He has been in the Fire Service for over 35 years and with the City of Suffolk for over 32 years. He has been involved in SAR since 1998, serving as a member of Suffolk Fire and Rescue’s SAR team as well as a member of Tidewater SAR. He has been involved with CISM since 1996, currently serving on the Tidewater’s Regional Team, and The Governor’s Advisory Board for the Office of EMS, for CISM. Mason was deployed to New York City after 9/11 because of his work in CISM.