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Bruce Springsteen’s Youngest Son Sworn in as Jersey City Firefighter

What to Know

  • The son of the Garden State's own legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen is now a Jersey City firefighter
  • Sam Springsteen, 25, was among the 15 new firefighters sworn in to the Jersey City Fire Department on Tuesday
  • Patti Scialfa first revealed Sam was on his way to becoming a firefighter over the summer when she posted congratulations to their youngest child, Sam, on Instagram

It's now official!

The son of the Garden State's own legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen is now a Jersey City firefighter.

On Tuesday, Mayor Steven Fulip and Public Safety Director James Shea swore in 15 new firefighters to the Jersey City Fire Department.

Twenty-five-year-old Sam Springsteen was among the new firefighters. He was accompanied by his proud parents -- Springsteen and Pattie Scialfa -- for his swearing in ceremony.

The Boss and Scialfa sat in the front row as their son was sworn into the newest class.

The couple proudly clapped and cheered their son and the rest of the newly-minted firefighters on.

"We're very proud," Bruce Springsteen told reporters at the ceremony. "We're just excited for him today."

After five months of academy training, the new class is now the tenth to complete an additional 3-month EMT certification course partially funded through a federal SAFER grant, and are all fully EMT-certified, according to the city.

Scialfa first revealed Sam was on his way to becoming a firefighter over the summer when she posted congratulations to their youngest child, Sam, on Instagram. She wrote that "you followed your dreams." She told her son to "stay safe" and "love your brave heart!"

Sam took the civil service exam to become a firefighter in New Jersey's second-largest city in March.

He served as a volunteer firefighter in Colts Neck.

Springsteen and Scialfa have three children

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