Bruce Springsteen proudly watches as son officially becomes New Jersey firefighter

Bruce Springsteen is one proud dad! 

The Boss joined wife Patti Scialfa in the front row of City Hall to watch their son Sam officially become a firefighter for the state of New Jersey (of course) on Tuesday. 

The 26-year-old was one of 15 new firefighters sworn in by Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and director James Shea.

"We're very proud," the singer, 70, told reporters at the ceremony. "We're just excited for him today."

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In this photo provided by the Jersey City Mayor's Office, Bruce Springsteen, center, and Patti Scialfa, right, applaud as their son Sam Springsteen is sworn in as a Jersey City, N.J. firefighter, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Jennifer Brown/Jersey City Mayor's Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the Jersey City Mayor's Office, Bruce Springsteen hugs his son Sam Springsteen after he is sworn in as a Jersey City Firefighter at City Hall in Jersey City, N.J. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Jennifer Brown/Jersey City Mayor's Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the Jersey City, N.J. Mayor's Office, Sam Springsteen salutes during a ceremony as he is sworn in as a Jersey City firefighter, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. His father Bruce Springsteen, mother Patti Scialfa and brother Evan were there to support him. (Jennifer Brown/Jersey City Mayor's Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the Jersey City, N.J. Mayor's Office, Sam Springsteen, right, salutes Fire Chief Steven McGill as he is sworn in as a Jersey City Firefighter, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Jennifer Brown/Jersey City Mayor's Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the Jersey City, N.J. Mayor's Office, Sam Springsteen, left, is sworn in as a firefighter at City Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 as his mother Patti Scialfa, right, holds his badge. Mayor Steven Fulop, center, looks on. (Jennifer Brown/Jersey City Mayor's Office via AP)
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The "Born to Run" singer was seen sitting amongst other proud parents during the ceremony and was later photographed proudly hugging his son after.

“It was a long road,” Springsteen said to WCBS. “He was very dedicated for quite a few years and we are just excited for him today.” 

Sam, who graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy in 2014 and had been a volunteer firefighter in Northern New Jersey, where he grew up, told reporters that the journey "wasn't easy."

The family was also joined by Springsteen and Scialfa's oldest son, Evan, although their daughter Jessica was not present. 

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(Left to Right) Evan Springsteen, US singer Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Sam Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 2018 Tony Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 10, 2018. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Sam Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen and Evan Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: (L-R) Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Evan Springsteen, Sam Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: (L-R) Evan Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Sam Springsteen, and Jessica Springsteen attend the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions )
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen and Sam Ryan Springsteen are seen in the audience during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Bruce Springsteen (L) and his daughter Jessica Springsteen (R) arrive at the Ed Sullivan Theater for a taping of 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' on September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/GC Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) The Springsteen Family: Sam Ryan Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Evan James Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Rae Springsteen pose backstage at 'Spring Awakening' on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on August 8, 2008 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Trudie Styler and Jessica Springsteen at the opening night arrivals for 'Springsteen on Broadway' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on October 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 20: Jessica Springsteen attends Global Champions Tour Horse Tournament on May 20, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Jessica Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen attend U2's 'iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE' tour at Madison Square Garden on July 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Jessica Springsteen and Bruce Springsteen backstage after a performance of 'The Last Ship' at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: (L to R) Bruce Springsteen, daughter Jessica Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa attend the 2014 Longines Global Championships Tour party at Claridge's Hotel on August 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Maybourne Hotel Group)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 06: Bruce Springsteen (C) and his wife Patti Scialfa (L) pose with their daughter Jessica Springsteen (R) during the Paris Eiffel Jumping presented by Gucci at Champ-de-Mars on July 6, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Gucci)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 'Gucci Paris Masters 2013' at Paris Nord Villepinte on December 8, 2013 in Paris, France. photo By Christian liewig (Photo by liewig christian/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Jessica Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, honoree Bruce Springsteen, Adele Springsteen and Pamela Springsteen attend MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Bruce Springsteen with wife Patti Scialfa (left) and his daughter Jessica at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the Equestrian Aid Foundation Benefit held at Anthropoligie in Rockefeller Center on December 9, 2008. . (Photo by Alli Harvey/Getty Images)
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