Newark Mayor Cory Booker saves woman from fire

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Apr 13, 2012.


    Newark Mayor Cory Booker saves woman from fire

    Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark, N.J., rescued a woman trapped in a burning house Thursday night and carried her to safety.

    Booker was treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital and released. He also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

    The New York Times reports that Booker arrived at his Newark home after taping a television interview and found a neighbor's house ablaze. Before firefighters arrived on the scene, the mayor and two members of his security detail entered the house and helped the residents get out safely.

    Booker then heard a woman screaming for help on the second floor and went back inside.

    "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker told The Star-Ledger.

    Booker posted a Twitter message shortly after the incident: "Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation. We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok."

    The mayor added that one of his security officers had tried to stop him from going inside. "We actually get into a fight because his job is to protect me," Booker said.

    Newark Fire Chief John Centanni said Booker and his security detail performed a professional rescue and that their actions may have saved the woman's life.

  2. Good for him

    now continue your 1 trick pony posts lauding democrats and their pets or detailing imaginary grievances.
  3. It is good to finally hear some good news about a politician.
  4. Yes he's the right color and party for ak.
  5. Lucrum


    Ah that must be why this thread is in P&R.

  6. Now continue trolling with your bull shit posts trying to turn every thread into shit like you just attempted to do with this one
  7. +1
  8. hey I gave him credit for a laudable act, I'll be waiting for you to post a positive message about conservatives, or republicans but i won't hold my breath.
  9. I'll bet you wish they made an inflatable version of him like your Obama love doll.
  10. a heart warming story , there is a special place for those people in heaven. :) .
    #10     Apr 13, 2012