Samoan Forest Firefighters Sing Beautiful Hymn As They March Down The Mountain

After days of intense efforts to combat the wildfires, a group of Samoan firefighters are returning down the mountain, filling the air with song.

Samoan firefighters singing

While many initially recognized the tune as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” it is actually a traditional Samoan hymn titled ‘Fa’afetai I le Atua,’ meaning ‘thanks unto God.’

These firefighters from American Samoa play a crucial role in wildfire management. As a specialized hand crew, they use manual tools to clear vegetation and create barriers to control the fire’s spread.

Their work is critical in protecting natural resources and preventing further damage. Captured on video, their march through California’s Shasta-Trinity Forest while singing in beautiful a cappella is truly inspiring.