Pete Vadola

Superstorm Sandy Hero, Pete Vedola's Staten Island home was destroyed by a fire. (Credit CBS 2)

Cruel Twist Of Fate: Hurricane Sandy Hero Homeless After House Fire

Pete Vadola said his wife accidentally turned a stove burner on, while reaching for a dog treat before leaving the house for a family dinner.


Pete Vadola uses a motor boat he found to help rescue people on Staten Island during Superstorm Sandy. (credit: CBS 2)

Midland Beach Residents Thankful To S.I. Man Who Used Motor Boat To Rescue Sandy Victims

Heroes are made, not born — it’s a phrase that certainly seems to apply to one Staten Island Man.