Winter snow presents Maine firefighters with another challenge, snowed-in hydrants. According to WGME, Scarborough student Spencer Bradbury has adopted a hydrant to shovel out after every snowfall.

The Scarborough Fire Department has about 900 hydrants out there and they ask residents for their help shoveling them out. Spencer needed a community service project for school so decided to adopt a hydrant. He has named his hydrant, Mr. Shovel. How stinkin' cute is that?

Spencer would like to be a police officer or firefighter one day, and he's begun his public service at a young age. He says it takes about 15 minutes for him to clear a 3 foot area around Mr. Shovel. His 15 minutes of effort could mean the difference between saving a home, or even a life, when firefighters arrive at a fire.

The Town of Scarborough encourages residents through their, " Adopt-A-Hydrant Campaign". All Mainers are encouraged to help out their local fire departments by shoveling out hydrants near their homes.