Springfield, Illinois

Stephen Mason has an Associate in Applied Science Fire Science degree from Richland Community College in Decatur Illinois. He began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the Mt. Pulaski Illinois Fire Protection District in 1983. He continued his fire service as a career Driver/Engineer with the Clinton Illinois Fire Department from 1984 to 1990. He returned to the fire service with the Mt. Pulaski Fire Protection District in 1991, and is currently a firefighter/fire investigator. 

Stephen began working in the field of fire and explosion investigations in 1990 with the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Division of Arson Investigation, retiring with 26 years of service. He conducted over 2000 fire and explosion investigations during his career.