The Red Cross is honoring Heroes of the Heartland Thursday.
Des Moines Police Sergeant Mike McTaggart risked his own safety to climb into a burning SUV last August. Four teens were trapped in the burning vehicle. Three of the teens were pulled to safety.
The driver, Jennifer Garcia, died in the accident.
Among the other honorees is Chris Norton.
Norton received a serious spinal injury while playing football for Luther College in October 2010. He is still going through rehabilitation therapy and is regaining his ability to walk.
Iowa Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson is being honored posthumously. Petty Officer Tumilson was killed last August when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
In all, 10 Iowans are being honored by the Red Cross.