The Boss’s Son Gets Sworn In as Mom Calls Him #OurFamilyHero

Like any proud mom and dad, Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen stood smiling ear to ear today as their youngest son, 25 year-old Sam and 14 others, were sworn into the newest class of Jersey City firemen.

Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City swore the new firefighters in tweeting, “The Boss @springsteen + Patti visited us in #JerseyCity City Hall today. They’re such nice ppl. 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. Congrats to all the new FF joining the best FD anywhere.”

Patti has called Sam their family hero. Bruce and Patti’s other kids include Evan, 29, who is program director and host for Sirius XM satellite radio and Jessica, 27, is a champion equestrian rider.

Bruce Springsteen told WCBS that, “It was a long road, he’s (Sam) very dedicated, quite a few years and we are just excited for him today.” For his part Sam confirmed that his training “wasn’t easy.”

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About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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