Firefighters from American Samoa who were reportedly called in to help battle the California wildfires prepared to fight the blaze by singing an a cappella version of a Samoan Christian hymn as they approached the staging area — and the stunning moment was captured on video.
According to Hawaii News Now, the firefighters are possibly part of a special forces team that responds to difficult blazes in tough terrain.
There aren’t a ton of details about the team behind the song, but the outlet added that some commentators have said the tune is titled, “Fa’afetai i le Atua,” which is a song about thanking the Lord.
Watch the moving performance below:
Turn the volume all the way up. The palagis dubbed it to be "Like something out of a Disney Movie." With the recent wildfires that threatened different parts of the United States, help was sent out from American Samoa to assist firefighters. They're called Hand Crews, generally their job is to protect natural resources from the threat of a blaze by using hand tools on the outrigs of a designated area to prevent fire from scorching further. It requires physical agility & endurance- Samoans are well known by the Fire Departments in all of the U.S. to be among the best hand crews. Listen as this "Handcrew" of Samoans straight from the motherland do what all us Polynesians love to do when physically performing a task: sing. Their voices harmoniously echo through the forest as they approach their day's end in a symphony praising God for his protection & guidance over them. Isn't it beautiful? Like & Share.
Posted by TAMA'ITA'I KuegisKreations on Thursday, October 5, 2017