Man becomes DeKalb County Fire Marshal for a day

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It was a special and one-of-a-kind experience for a special needs man at DeKalb County Fire-Rescue.

Wednesday, 66-year-old Fred Gant, who has been diagnosed with autism, got the chance to be a fire marshal for the day.

It's part of a new program set up by DeKalb County Fire-Rescue to provide fire safety education and activities for residents with severe cognitive disabilities.

And as a special bonus, Wednesday happened to be Mr. Gant's birthday!

Happy birthday to him!