By Frank Miles
Published January 14, 2020
The Boss’s brave son is officially ready to go fight fires in New Jersey.
The 26-year-old son of Bruce Springsteen was sworn in as a firefighter with the Jersey City Fire Department, along with 15 others, Tuesday.
Sam was joined by his famous father and his mother, Patti Scialfa, at City Hall along with Mayor Steven Fulop and other city officials.
The Boss and Scialfa sat in the front row as their son was sworn into the newest class.
“We’re very proud,” Bruce Springsteen told reporters at the ceremony. “We’re just excited for him today.”
She told her son to "stay safe" and "love your brave heart!"
Jersey City officials said this group of new firefighters is the department’s 10th class since Fulop took office.
Fulop said in a Facebook post: “…since we took office and have restructured the department so what once had 4-5 companies in Jersey City non functioning every day, is now a department that is fully operational every night and fully staffed with us continuing to invest in new equipment to keep residents safe.”
More than 200 firefighters have been hired since 2013.
The department now has 666 members, its largest number ever.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.