By Carla Wheeler
Fire hydrants in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, are being adopted and given names such as Squirt, Li'l Johnny Pump, and Miss Scarlett, thanks to a new, fun, and inventive Adopt a Hydrant mapping app residents are using.
The app was created by the City of Brooklyn Park to encourage people to volunteer to keep hydrants free of snow and ice during the winter months, giving firefighters easy access to water during a fire. Read the article.
You can use the Adopt a Hydrant app to zoom in on a Brooklyn Park neighborhood and choose from one of the available hydrants, symbolized by the red icons.