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Every day, thousands of First Responders put their life on the line to save lives and protect people throughout the Capital Region. Community Resource Federal Credit Union is proud to partner with WPYX to present the PYX106 First Responder of the Month. Each month, a First Responder will be recognized for their hard work and life-saving sacrifices.

If you know a First Responder that deserves to be honored, click the link below and submit their name. Each month, PYX 106 will select one person to be honored as the PYX 106 First Responder of the Month!

The Monthly First Responder will be featured on Quinn & Cantara in the Morning! They will also receive a Community Resource Swag Bag full of goodies including a $50 VISA card and a gift card from Wagon Train BBQ on Mariaville Road in Schenectady as a thank you for all they do for our community.

Click here to nominate a First Responder today!

Community Resource would like to say Thank You. All Veterans and First Responders will receive:

  • a .25% rate discount¬†on all consumer, personal and fixed rate home loans
  • a¬†.25% rate increase¬†on all Share Certificates¬†(unless otherwise noted)¬†

To receive your discount, please bring proof of your military or first responder service. Let us know if you need assistance. We’ll be happy to help. Call 518.783.2211 or contact us.

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August 2020 First Responder of the Month 

Cristal Marerro:  Cristal is a kind, compassionate and humble EMS provider. She has been an EMT for over 2 years now, is about to graduate paramedic school and despite working full time, is a straight A student. Cristal puts the same attention and dedication into her school as her work. Cristal works tirelessly and does not waver in her compassion and consistently provides the best care available, despite adverse conditions in the City of Albany. Cristal would never tell you she is an excellent EMT and medical provider and that is a part of what makes her stand out in her care. 


November 2020 First Responder of the Month 

Steven Gordon: Congratulations Steve Gordon, Director of Emergency Communications at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, for being named the PYX106/Community Resource Frist Responder of the Month.¬†








December 2020 First Responder of the Month 

Robert Danko:  As a small, rural school, this police sergeant always makes certain that our students and faculty are safe and will always be the first to respond when called. From Lock Down drills to school crossing guard to enforcement issues that come up, he is always there with a smile and a presence that not only helps our building feel protected, but the community is confident that the village and their children are safe. 


January 2021 First Responder of the Month 

Ed O’Brien:¬† Ed has 30+ years in EMS. Ed has been an instrumental instructor, mentor and friend to thousands of medical providers and paramedics over his career. Ed loves classic rock and always has interesting trivia and lyrics to tell. Ed always has¬† kind word, support and encouragement to offer and is the guy everyone relies on to get the job done. Ed uses humor and laughs to help brighten his patients days. Ed always has a joke or funny story at the ready. He owns a company that trains thousands of Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). We teach the ATV/UTV off road rescue course for EMS in the area. He is a legitimate role model for new medics and helps train and teach them everything they don’t learn in paramedic school. He is the one everyone of the helpers goes to for help. He has listened, given advise and council to hundreds of medics in need. Ed is that consummate professional we all try to be.¬†

February 2021 First Responder of the Month 

Brad Maloney:¬† My dad is one of the most dedicated first responders I k now. He’s been a volunteer fireman since he was in high school and has stayed that course to now being the assistant chief of the fire department he volunteers at and an EMT. My dad is always going to calls no matter the day or time, facilitating trainings for both fireman and EMTs, and never complains for a second about any of it.¬†