Jason Eagan has been a volunteer firefighter at the Sandoval station since 2016, Sandoval fire firefighter also has Down syndrome. It is very unfortunate to hear that some other firefighters in the division reportedly persistently bullied Jason. However, a few months later, he had to quit.
This sad news was shared by Jason’s sister, Kristin, as per her, other firefighters called Jason with very violent names and removed him from the emergency paging system.
“My brother, Jason Eagan, has Down syndrome and became a firefighter in Sandoval, IL,” Kristin wrote. “He responded to every single call and it has come to my knowledge he quit a few months back due to harassment from a fellow fireman. It disappoints and angers me that this was allowed and that a grown man bullied a fellow fireman simply because he’s different. I’m beyond pissed off!! Be thankful I live 400 miles away because I would take action on your sorry behind! My brother is an incredible person with an amazing drive and heart. You should be ashamed of yourself. I love you, Jasey!!! Keep your head up.” She also exposed that a number of members of the department referred to Jason using a derogatory slur.
It is evident that Kristin’s post gained a lot of attention, therefore, people were drowning the fire department to insist that they welcome Jason back. So it is clear that there were few firefighters who tried to bully Jason, not everyone.
Happily, Jason’s family moving to upkeep him and led to an instant action from the fire department.
Here is the video to see how the issue was fixed, share your thoughts about this.
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