Newark Mayor Cory Booker saves woman from fire

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' 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