26-year-old Sam was one of the 15 firefighters that were sworn in by the mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey on Tuesday. “It was a long road, he was very dedicated for quite a few years and we are just excited for him today,” a proud dad Bruce, 70, said.
Bruce Springsteen's son, Sam, is now a firefighter! Sam, 26, was one of 15 sworn in by the mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey at city hall to the Jersey City Fire Department on Tuesday, CNN reported. “It was a long road, he was very dedicated for quite a few years and we are just excited for him today,” a proud dad Bruce, 70, told CBS New York of his youngest son. Sam also told the outlet that the training was not easy. The new class of firefighters brings the department’s total to 666 firefighters, Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. In August, Bruce’s wife and Sam’s mom Patti Scialfa offered her son congratulations on becoming a Jersey City firefighter, though the ceremony with the mayor was set to take place on Tuesday.
Bruce Springsteen’s Son Sam Joins Jersey City’s Firefighters – CBS New York https://t.co/7r5ysU8GqC— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 14, 2020
“CONGRATULATIONS, 🔥” Scialfa wrote on Instagram at the time. “…You followed your dreams…JC firefighter .. 💪Stay safe 💪.. ❤️love your brave heart❤️.” Sam graduated from the Monmouth County Fire Academy in 2014 and he then took a civil service exam to become a member of the department in 2017. “He’s very smart,” Monmouth County Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III told USA Today when he graduated, adding that the youngest Springsteen “enjoyed what he was doing.”
Sam Springsteen, the youngest child of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, has been sworn in as a firefighter in Jersey City https://t.co/NBtA7u9dsK— The Times (@thetimes) January 15, 2020
After graduating from the fire academy, Sam volunteered at the Colts Neck Fire Department, the Long Branch Fire Department, and the North Wildwood Fire Department. Then, along with another firefighter, he saved a fisherman who was stuck in the mud while at the NWFD, the Cape May County Herald reported in 2016. Sam's milestone in his career comes right after his birthday!
Bruce Springsteen’s son, Sam Springsteen, was sworn in as a Jersey City firefighter on Tuesday https://t.co/ZElJKWuAOm— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 15, 2020
“—you’ve got a birthday we’ve got none..we sing to you.. happy birthday to you—” his mom wrote in a birthday tribute on January 5. “So happy for you and all the hard work you ha r done this year….🌞❤️❤️” Bruce and Scialfa are also parents to son Evan, 29, and daughter Jessica, 28. People took to social media to congratulate him on his achievement. Terry Kehoe Barrick posted: "Not every son of a famous person follows in their footsteps. Living his own dream!!!!"
Bruce Springsteen's son sworn in as New Jersey firefighter https://t.co/CXUJKPbFIC "The Rising" of the Bosses son, awesome to read about. Good luck on a hard and rewarding career Sam! Let use know when need some CEU's 😂 https://t.co/wcGZkB8mZ9 pic.twitter.com/3FS1DWSJZy— MedEdNow (@medednow911) January 15, 2020
Connie Sacco wrote: "What a handsome young man. Younger version of dad. Kudos to mom and dad for raising well adjusted young man following and working hard to achieve his dream job and never making headlines for the wrong reasons or living off a trust fund, Congratulations Sam and be safe!" Danica Panza added: "Proof that kids of famous people can make it on their own. What a cutie!" Congratulations on the new role, Sam, and we hope you shine in your field!