Bruce Springsteen‘s youngest son Sam Sprinsteen is described as “tougher than the rest.”  On Tuesday, he was sworn in as a New Jersey firefighter. Sam’s proud parents, the iconic New Jersey singer and his wife Patti Scialfa, were at the ceremony supporting and encouraging their son.

Sam was sworn in to the Jersey City Fire Department with along his 14 classmates according to a press release from the mayor. The department now is 666 strong, consisting of uniformed firefighters and superiors.


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

The 26-year-old graduated from New Jersey’s Monmouth County Fire Academy in 2014 and participated as a volunteer with three different stations.

In August, Scialfa posted on Instagram to send her best wishes to Sam on becoming a firefighter. Scialfa stated, “You followed your dreams.” The post she posted was a black and white photo of her son.

While being interviewed on CBS This Morning, Bruce discussed his relationship with his children. Springsteen admitted that his relationship with his father influenced the manner in which he raised his kids.

“Yeah, there were a lot of mistakes I didn’t want to make. And I think the way you look at it is, like, I don’t want my kids to have to dig themselves out of my hole. They’re gonna have their own hole they got to dig themselves out of. That’s just part of life, you know? Now, you’re always gonna — we always pass something along,” he said. “And that’s just — that’s just life, you know? So as a parent, you do your best to not lay too much of your own bull**** on them.”

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