[Tagging] emergency=*

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Aug 8 20:08:34 BST 2010

On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 15:19:01 +1000, John Smith wrote:

> On 28 July 2010 13:51, Richard Welty
> <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:
>> there is a whole suite of emergency related things that are not
>> currently handled, for example, in the US, EMS services are frequently
>> housed separately from fire departments and there's no tag codified for
>> that at present that i know of.
> People usually default to amenity=* when all else fails.
> In Australia the ambulance service is a completely different
> organisation to fire and police and I can almost bet some would be
> tagged amenity=ambulance or amenity=ambulance_station... That isn't to
> say we should keep doing this if nothing else has been documented or
> used extensively...
> We also have SES (State Emergency Service) which is a volunteer
> organisation that helps during all other types of natural disasters and
> emergencies not covered by the other 3, like when roofs are blown off,
> or flooding traps people and animals etc...

A thought occurs with this... what about the already existing use of 
"emergency" as a specific access key, as in "access=no, emergency=yes" 
for a fire gate?

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