Happy New Year everyone! 2023 starts with The Streets Initiative introducing local Edmonton City Firefighter and Beaumont resident, Matt Hage as the latest Featured Edmontonian! Overall, one of the coolest dudes around, Matt has been with the EFD since 2007 and has been an oustanding member of the community throughout that time. The loving husband and father of two has also served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and completed a tour of duty in Yugoslavia way back in the late 90’s. As a result, it’s no surprise that this former soldier and current front line worker has chosen Wounded Warriors as the charity I will be running and collecting donations for over the next two months. Matt and I plan to complete an Edmonton River Valley Rucksack hike in January to help raise some additional funds for this worthy charity so stay tuned for that! Every penny helps, so let’s all support Wounded Warriors and help them in their fight against the effects of PTSD!