There is a fire hydrant in my yard, and I do not want it to ‘stick out’ and be obvious. Can I plant flowers or shrubs around the hydrant?

Please do not plant flowers or shrubs around fire hydrants, or otherwise place items near hydrants that may otherwise prevent a clear view and access to the hydrant. In emergency situations, it is critical that firefighters be able to quickly locate all available hydrants and have immediate access to the hydrant. You assistance is greatly appreciated in keeping any accessible hydrant clean and clear of debris.