The 100 Club of Chicago honored the men with its 2010 Valor Awards.
Chicago firefighter-paramedic Jason Durbin was off-duty last December when he came across a high-rise fire. He ran up 28 floors and saved a woman.
Willow Springs Fire Captain John Deehan saved a woman who jumped into the freezing waters of the Sanitary and Ship Canal last December, even though he can't swim.
Chicago police officer Darren Wright was honored for stopping a suspect who had just shot a teenager.
Berwyn police officer Robert D. Fox was honored for saving two young children last June from possibly being abducted.