James Gordon Bennett Medal

A home that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens on April 29, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FDNY Lieutenant Receives Department’s Highest Honor For Heroics During Sandy

Lt. Thomas Woods was off-duty when he rescued 25 people from a rising storm surge and rapidly moving fire in Belle Harbor the night Superstorm Sandy hit the city.