FDNY hero reunites with woman he saved in 2002 when she was a child — and now she’s a firefighter


Anissa Cruz and retired FDNY Lt. Steven McNally were reunited at the Engine Company 75 / Ladder 33 firehouse in the Bronx on Monday. McNally saved Cruz from a fire in 2002. (GO NAKAMURA/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Nearly 16 years after Bravest Stephen McNally saved a little girl from a raging Bronx inferno, she returned as a fellow firefighter to thank him.

“I have something for you,” Anissa Cruz, 21, told McNally as she walked into their emotional Monday night reunion at Engine Company 75/Ladder Company 33 on Walton Ave. in Fordham Heights.

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