JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A ceremony to welcome a new class of firefighters became a star-studded affair with “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen in the audience.

Just like his father, the younger Springsteen is also making New Jersey Proud, reports CBS2’s Christina Fan.

Sam Springsteen was officially sworn into the Jersey City Fire Department at City Hall on Tuesday, joining 14 others in his class.

The 26-year-old took a civil service exam in 2017. He graduated from the Monmouth County Fire Academy in 2014 and served as a volunteer firefighter at three different stations.

Sam is the youngest of Bruce Springsteen’s three children with wife Patti Scialfa, none of whom have followed them into show business.

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Both of his very proud parents were on hand after the ceremony.

“It was a long road, he’s very dedicated, quite a few years and we are just excited for him today,” said Bruce.

When asked about all the training he went through, Sam told CBS2 it definitely wasn’t easy.

His class brings the Jersey City Fire Department’s total to a historic total of 666 firefighters.

Comments (4)
  1. Patty says:

    As the mom of a NYC firefighter, best wishes to Sam and congratulations to his proud Mom and Dad for raising a fine man.

  2. Dan DePalma says:

    What a refreshing story! The children of famous entertains often grow up to be self-absorbed jackasses, but not Sam Springsteen. He chose public service over social media fame or being an aimless dilettante. Well done, Sam and a big thumbs up to his parents for raising a centered and civic-minded son.

  3. LG says:

    Congrats to all. Bruce I been a fan for many many years but go put and spend some money on a good hair cut buddy!

  4. Elizabeth Jones says:

    This is fantastic! Here’s a kid who’s doing it for his love of the job. I am the daughter of a LOD New York City firefighter. Please wear your mask so your parents don’t have to worry about you! There are a lot of carcinogens in old buildings, wear your mask whether you go in the building or not! Go get it kid! That’s great. You’re going to love your job. I’ve yet to meet a FF who doesn’t! God bless.

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