A man who helped save three kids from their burning apartment in Waterloo is being honored.

The Waterloo City Council gave Steppin Feild a fire rescue civilian commendation at their recent meeting. The fire happened at 2 p.m. on November 6th, and at the recent city council meeting, the fire chief Patreloar recounted Feild's story. Feild said when he smelled smoke and heard kids he acted by entering the apartment to rescue them.

"The selfless action that (Feild) demonstrated in removing three young children from a life-threatening situation is truly commendable," Chief Treloar said at the meeting.

Feild lived in the same apartment building and lost most of his belongings. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help him with expenses and has raised over $500 thus far.

It takes a heroic person to do what Steppin Feild did. We can all think about what we might do in that situation, but until we're in it, it's hard to imagine.

Three kids are OK thanks to Steppin Feilds' acts.

[Via CBS2]