Lt. Brian Colleluori of the FDNY received the department’s highest award, the James Gordon Bennett Medal, at a ceremony held on June 1, 2016, on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan. Lt. Colleluori was credited with pulling two people from a burning apartment building in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn back in February 2015. (Above): Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, Mayor Willaim de Blasio, Lt. Colleluori, and Chief of Department James Leonard.

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