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Cory Booker Fire Rescue 'Very Heroic' But Very Dangerous, Fire Officials Say

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4/13/2012 12:00 AM
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Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 2012

Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 2012: UNH professors and former fire chiefs Peter Struble and Martin O'Connor comment on Newark Mayor Cory Booker's act of running into a burning building to save a neighbor's daughter. Struble and O'Connor say that such actions often end badly and warn that most people should not try it themselves. Says Struble, “The outcome was positive but it was a very dangerous decision to make and likely not to be successful if you are untrained and unequipped." O’Connor says he has experienced people trying the same thing as the mayor but not successfully.

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