Above: Screen grab from the video of the Samoa fire crew.
Take a break from the depressing national news and watch the best thing you will see today. It shows a fire crew from Samoa apparently walking out of the forest, perhaps at the end of the day. And they are singing, acappella, a hymn — with some of the firefighters singing harmony.
It was filmed at the Helena-Fork Fire on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northwest California. The video was posted September 27, 2017 by Lori Light.
The video below was uploaded by Dean Vernarecci October 9, 2015, titled, “The Samoa fire hand crew do the HAKA at the Gasquet Fire”.
Below is another video of a fire crew from Samoa on a wildfire assignment. It was posted August 27, 2017 by Ronneesu who described it: “Prior to demobing, American Samoa Fire Crew shared culture and spirit with staff at Modoc National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Alturas, CA.”