Bruce Springsteen looks on as son Sam becomes a Jersey City firefighter
Sam Springsteen, the 25-year old son of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, is a Jersey City, New Jersey, firefighter.
Sam was one of 15 new firefighters sworn in Jan. 14 during a ceremony at City Hall.
“It was a long road, and he was very dedicated,” said proud pop Bruce at the ceremony, according to the Hudson County View. “We’re just excited for him today.”
Sam and his fellow new firefighters just completed five months of training at the Public Safety Training Academy in Morristown.
“It wasn’t easy,” Sam said.
“We talk about family and brotherhood, and that’s what this department is all about,” said Chief Steve McGill. “Welcome to our family.”
Sam took a civil service exam in 2018 to become a member of the department. He graduated from the Monmouth County Fire Academy in 2014 and has since served with his hometown Colts Neck Fire Department, the Long Branch Fire Department and the North Wildwood Fire Department, where he assisted in saving a fisherman who was stuck waist deep in the mud adjacent to Phillip Shields Island in 2016, according to the Cape May County Herald.
“He’s very smart,” Monmouth County Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III told the USA TODAY Network when Sam graduated the academy. “He enjoyed what he was doing.”
Bruce and Patti’s other kids have higher profile lives. Evan Springsteen, 29, is program director and host for Sirius XM satellite radio and Jessica Springsteen, 27, is a champion equestrian rider who’s earned more than $1 million in events around the world.
Patti has called Sam “Our family hero.”
Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. His multiple awards include recognition for stories on both Bruce Springsteen and Snooki. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; firstname.lastname@example.org.