[Tagging] emergency=*

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Aug 8 20:07:20 BST 2010

On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 23:27:49 -0700, Simon Biber wrote:

> From: John Smith
> <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>
>> Did I miss anything currently being mentioned in this or the fire
>> hydrant
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Emergency
> I note you've changed ambulance stations and emergency phones to use the
> emergency key. Cool.

Emergency phones would be handy, since it's increasingly common in the US 
for public pay telephones to disallow legally mandated free calls (511 
(official highway information), 711 (deaf relay), 911 (emergency 
services) and all numbers in the 800, 877 and 888 area codes ("toll free" 
numbers)), and being able to find a phone that will let you call 911 (or 
only call 911) is a good thing for obvious reasons.

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