Adopt-a-Hydrant Program

Strathmore fire hydrant covered in snow

The Adopt-A-Hydrant program encourages volunteers to help keep fire hydrants clear, especially after a big snowstorm, in order to help firefighters quickly find and use the hydrant in an emergency. The program is open to individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations that want to ensure the safety of their neighbourhoods.

Fire Hydrant Map


How do I signup? 

Take a look at our fire hydrant map and locate a hydrant that needs adopting. Send an email to our team at the fire department ( with the following details:


  1. Your name
  2. Phone number
  3. Email
  4. Hydrant number


Participation in the Adopt-A-Hydrant program is informal and nonbinding. If at any time you decide you can't participate in the program, just notify us and we will un-adopt the hydrant for you.  

Why does Strathmore need this program?

Winters are cold and snowy in Strathmore. Fire fighters need quick access to hydrants, which means they need to be clear of snow and ice. The Town of Strathmore’s Operations Team does a great job of clearing snow from the town’s hydrants. But since it’s difficult to quickly remove snow from over 360 hydrants all at once, our community volunteers can make a real impact and potentially save a life.  

What's involved?

We are looking for people to Adopt-A-Hydrant and keep it accessible all year long. In the winter, clear a one meter (three foot) radius around the hydrant and a one meter path to the street. In the summer, keep trees/hedges cut back and keep the hydrant free of grass, weeds, and debris. 

Are there any safety precautions?
Please only shovel your hydrant if the conditions are safe to do so. When removing snow, ensure you’re completely visible and please be aware of vehicle traffic. Do not stand in the street and be careful not to slip and fall out onto the street. Also, please do not snow in the street. You should never put your health or safety at risk when maintain your hydrant.

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