Adopt-A-Hydrant Program and Contest


Adopt-a-Hydrant Program and Contest for Winter 2018-2019

The Adopt-a-Hydrant program encourages residents of the City of Corner Brook to help keep fire hydrants in the city clear of snow during the winter months. The program is open to all residents, businesses, families and community organizations that want to ensure the safety of their neighbourhoods by volunteering to clear hydrants in order to help firefighters quickly find and use hydrants in an emergency.

Currently, the City of Corner Brook owns, operates and maintains 729 fire hydrants. After a major snowstorm it can take several days to clear hydrants so this year the City is encouraging everyone to adopt a hydrant and help keep them clear.

During the winter fire hydrants can get buried under snow and are not immediately accessible during an emergency. In an emergency, firefighters have to locate and shovel out uncleared hydrants before hooking up; losing valuable time to control fires and save lives. But you can help!

What is required?

  1. Adopt a hydrant by:
    • Filling out the form below
    • Email
    • Fill out the form that comes in your mail and send it back or drop it off
    • Call 709-637-1616
  2. Clear a 3 foot area around your adopted hydrant after each snowfall, or when it is heavily covered in snow and clear a path to the street from the hydrant.
  3. Notify the Adopt-a-Hydrant program by emailing each time you clear your adopted hydrant after a snowfall, or when it is covered in.

What can you win by participating?

  1. Each email you send in to notify the Adopt-a-Hydrant program of hydrant clearing is a single entry into our Adopt-a-Hydrant contest for Winter 2018-2019
  2. Each week a draw will occur for a $50 gift card. It will be drawn from that week’s entries.
  3. At the end of March 2019, there will be a grand prize draw for a new Toro snow blower, sponsored in part by Rugged Edge.

To see if a hydrant needs to be adopted, please look at the hydrant map below. Smiley faces indicate a happy, adopted hydrant. Red means this hydrant is available for adoption.

For adopting a hydrant and keeping it clear, you will receive a hydrant adoption certificate along with entry to the contest, as well as the Fire Department and City’s sincere thanks and appreciation for helping keep our hydrants clear!

Weekly Winners

Week 1- Kirby Hancock, hydrant #372
Week 2- Nathan Wareham and Shelli Penney, hydrant #246
Week 3- Todd Tucker, hydrant #275
Week 4- Lloyd Letemplier, hydrant #284
Week 5- Bruce and Paula Maynard, hydrant #112
Week 6- Daniel Moores, hydrant #172
Week 7- Brian Coleman, hydrant #560
Week 8- Terri-Lyn Coade, hydrant #408
Week 9- Craig Hiscock, hydrant #273
Week 10- Brent McCarthy, hydrant #193
Week 11- Gary Greene, hydrant #608
Week 12- Ian Adey, hydrant #445
Week 13- Donald Clarke, hydrant #514
Week 14- Terry Simmonds, hydrant #101
Week 15- Perry Short, hydrant #303