If there’s a fireplace in Jersey Metropolis or a cat caught in a tree, there’s a great likelihood that Bruce Springsteen’s son could also be dispatched to the scene.
Sam Springsteen was one in all 15 new firefighters who have been sworn in Tuesday by Mayor Steven M. Fulop of Jersey Metropolis and the director of public security, James Shea.
Bruce Springsteen, the rock star whose songs have for many years celebrated New Jersey’s working class, and Patti Scialfa, his spouse and longtime bandmate, regarded on and clapped as their youngest son joined the most recent members of town’s Hearth Division, in accordance with TV information protection of the ceremony.
“It was a long road,” the senior Mr. Springsteen told WCBS on the ceremony held at Metropolis Corridor. “He was very dedicated for quite a few years and we are just excited for him today.”
When requested by reporters about his journey to turning into a firefighter, the youthful Springsteen mentioned that “it wasn’t easy,” in accordance with NBC News. He’s one in all Mr. Springsteen and Ms. Scialfa’s three children. (Their daughter, Jessica, has gained fame in the world of competitive show jumping.)
Mr. Springsteen graduated from the Monmouth County Hearth Academy in January 2014, in accordance with an Instagram submit by Ms. Scialfa. He additionally labored as a volunteer firefighter in Colts Neck, the township in northern New Jersey the place he grew up, in accordance with NBC.
The brand new recruits carry the variety of uniformed firefighters and superiors to 666, a historic excessive for town, in accordance with a information launch by Mayor Fulop.
“Our fire department responds to 1,300 fires a year, which is why these 15 recruits have gone through rigorous training necessary to be part of the best fire department this city has ever seen,” Mayor Fulop mentioned in a statement.
He additionally posed for photographs with the Springsteen household and posted them on Twitter.
“We got to spend some time in my office talking about music but more than that they’re proud parents of a new JC Firefighter,” he mentioned on Twitter. “Congrats to all the new FF joining the best FD anywhere.”