Video: Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Becomes First Responder

| by Michael Allen

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker made headlines earlier this year when he ran into a burning building to save a woman.

Now, Mayor Booker is acting as a first responder to residents of Newark, New Jersey, who were victims of Hurricane Sandy, reports NBC News (video below).

With his mobile phone in hand, Mayor Booker has been dashing around the city handing out supplies to those in need, including diapers for babies.

Mayor Booker even offered his own apartment to a dozen neighbors stranded without power.

Later, Booker told NBC News: "I have a completed space on the 1st floor that I did up a while ago. It is where my parents stay when they visit. My neighbors from Homestead Court have no power ... this is a time of crisis and I'm glad they could use the space. I'm about to go see if folks want dinner before I start our 7pm command meeting."