On the day of May 4 2013 Colonial Beach Vol. Fire battled a house fire as told in the previous story. While on the fire ground watching the Firefighters do their work a young child whos home was the one that the Firefighters were fighting to save wrote a letter to the members of CBVFD and other departments involved stating that he was very thankful for the Firefighters going inside and saving as many personal belongings as they could and for the efforts witnessed by the family to save the home. Although the family lost a lot and they were there to witness this tragedy they still praised the Firefighters for their hard work. The letter is shown in the picture below.