According to Firehouse, there are 50 personal qualities that a fighter should possess. He should be hardworking, caring, honest, responsible, intelligent, and the list goes on.
Flexibility, adaptability, commitment, and persistence are also part of the list.
A group of firefighters has recently proven that they have these qualities. It shows in their video that has been making rounds online recently.
In the clip, you’ll see them sprawling on a smoky street and taking the time to rest. They look exhausted and grubby as they just finished their 14-hour shift. These heroes have been working long hours a day for 9 days straight.
They are the Grizzly Firefighters.
They are from The Dalles, Oregon and they are among the firefighters who have been deployed to fight wildfires across Oregon.
They are resilient.
After a long day of battling the deadly wildfires, the crew even had the chance to motivate each other and boost the whole team’s morale. And it’s through singing. According to the crew boss, who is Theodore Hiner, the crew was still able to make him laugh through their witty version of the song ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. Gladly, he shared the video on Facebook.
“Exhausted but still excellent. Busted their butts today. And still make me laugh. My crew. My guys,” he wrote.
The fun part is they also changed the lyrics that are perfect for what they do.
Take me out to the fire.Take me out to the line.Bring me some sawyers and hazel hoes.I don’t care if I ever get home.
Root, root, root for the red crewYou know we want the most days.For it’s 1, 2, 3 tool types out at the old fire line.
All of them were cheerfully singing!
Imagine, they were all tired at that time but they had managed to smile and sing their hearts out. Through their video, we can all see how flexible and committed they are to their job. They deserve all the praises and admiration – which they have received from thousands of people who’ve seen their video. All of them have expressed their appreciation for their hard work.
“I just can’t imagine how exhausted they are! Thank you for your efforts,” one commenter wrote.
Another viewer also has a heartfelt message for these amazing firefighters.
“Awesome guys.. Truly the best we all needed this!! Hang in there stay safe and God Bless.”
It’s nice to know that many people are acknowledging their sacrifices and dedication. Instead of keeping themselves safe amid the pandemic and the wildfire, here they are uplifting each other. They do not stop saving nature, the people, and the entire country.
They also have personal ordeals.
“I would say over half the crew had our families evacuated. We’re pretty sure at least one of us lost a house,” Theodore told KATU.
But they are trying to keep themselves composed so they can help other people. When they finished singing their song, some of them even shouted gleefully like they do not have any have problems and not tired at all. The way they handle the situation is really admirable. It’s surely nice to be part of their team.
Aside from the comments, their video has now been shared more than 20,000 times! It’s just proof that they have inspired many people.
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Exhausted but still excellent. Busted their butts today. And still make me laugh. My crew. My guys.