A friendly reminder from Mid Columbia Fire Rescue:

We ask that if you have a hydrant near your address, please clear around the hydrant. 3 feet is a minimum and more would be better. Challenge your friends to see who can clear the most. Thank you.

And here's some help to visualize your mission, if you choose to accept it.

Mid Columbia Fire Rescue

And remember, a clear path from the hydrant to the street is vital when precious seconds may be the difference between life and death in an emergency.