Sam Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen’s Son, Becomes A FirefighterBy: Tobias Roth - January 23, 2014
Throughout his musical career, Bruce Springsteen has been known to sing about the working man, and the people who risk their lives for others.
Although his son will not follow in his footsteps musically, he will make his father proud by pursuing a career that he has sung about in his songs.
Years after recording his hit song “Into The Fire,” his son, Sam Springsteen has taken the steps to become a firefighter. He graduated from the academy last week.
Sam Springsteen is Bruce’s youngest son, and at the age of 20, he has become a firefighter in the Springsteen home of New Jersey.
He recently graduated along with 41 others from the Monmouth Fire Academy in Howell, New Jersey. While his dad has previously sung about the firefighting heroes, and specifically the ones that were a part of the FDNY on 9/11 on his album “The Rising,” his son will follow suit, and help to make his father proud.
Henry Stryker III, the Fire Marshall of Monmouth spoke highly of Sam Springsteen, saying that he pulled his weight throughout a grueling process. He also mentioned that “This is not an easy course. There’s a lot of physical stuff and a lot of book work.”
Both of them are very proud of their young son, and his mother took to Instagram to share the news, and share a picture with the hashtags “proud” and “ourfamilyhero.”
When he says the course it is not easy, he is not lying. The Firefighter 1 course includes 188 hours of instruction on rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and the care of hoses, ladders and other equipment.
Sam Springsteen is the youngest son of his father Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. The two of them are married, and Scialfa is also a member of the Bruce’s E Street Band. Both of Sam’s parents attended his graduation ceremony on January 15th.
Bruce Springsteen also has reason to celebrate after releasing his new album, “High Hopes,” just over a week ago, and debuting at No.1 on the Billboard 200, which makes this his 11th No.1 album.
With several hit songs throughout his career involving fire including “I’m On Fire,” “Streets Of Fire,” and “Into The Fire,” the next time Springsteen takes the stage to sing one of those songs, his son could be at working putting out a fire at the same time.
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