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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this Dec. 15,  2016 photo, Sandoval firefighter Jason Eagan, left, poses for a photo with Lt. Matt Horn at the firehouse in Sandoval, Ill. Jason, who is 33, has Down syndrome. There was concern in the department about Jason joining the force but he passed the firefighters' physical, paperwork was filled out, and it became official: Jason was a firefighter. He serves under cadet guidelines, and doesn't go into burning buildings or or engage in perilous rescues. But he is a firefighter. ( Brian Brueggemann/Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this Dec. 15, 2016 photo, Sandoval firefighter Jason Eagan, left, poses for a photo with Lt. Matt Horn at the firehouse in Sandoval, Ill. Jason, who is 33, has Down syndrome. There was concern in the department about Jason joining the force but he passed the firefighters' physical, paperwork was filled out, and it became official: Jason was a firefighter. He serves under cadet guidelines, and doesn't go into burning buildings or or engage in perilous rescues. But he is a firefighter. ( Brian Brueggemann/Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

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