The Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD) helped to make one eight year old boy’s birthday very special this year.
According to DCVFD firefighter Victory Angry, Sila Cheek’s mother Felicia Cheek called Station 13, asking if they could hold Sila’s eighth birthday party at nearby Jenkins Park and then do a tour of the station.
But for Angry and other firefighters at DCVFD, they wanted to make Cheek’s birthday extra special. They worked together with the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department (OWLVFD) to host a party for him at Station 10 instead.
“Silas Cheek has autism and his love of fire engines and firefighters is over the top,” stated Angry.
During the party, OWLVFD Assistant Chief Mark Clark presented Cheek with a t-shirt and challenge coin from their department, and DCVFD presented him with honorary membership for the day, and invited him to their October company meeting, according to Angry.
Children gathered to look at the firetrucks, hit a piñata, and celebrate Cheek’s special day.
“[Felicia] Cheek reports that this was the event of Silas’s life and that he wears his shirts everywhere, and does not stop talking about his party,” stated Angry.