Wow! Newark Mayor Cory Booker dashes into fire to save woman from house fire

in Uncategorized by

Admittedly and fortunately, Newark, New Jersey is a long way away from Florida politics, but we pay attention to Cory Booker because, when he’s not on Morning Joe, he’s setting the standard for how a politician can use social media to help govern.

So Booker popped up in my news feed last night after he “was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house,” the Newark Star Ledger reports.

Newark Fire Director Fateen Ziyad said Booker recounted that he yelled at his security guards to release him when he heard a woman yelling, saying: “She is going to die, she is going to die.” The mayor then crossed through smoke and flames to grab the woman and carry her in his arms out of the building.


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.