[Tagging] emergency=*

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Jul 30 13:08:57 BST 2010

In Nashville, Tennessee, USA, where I live, there aren't any ambulances based out of hospitals.  The ambulances that handle emergency calls are all operated by the city fire department, and are based at fire stations.  There are also commercial ambulance services, based out of various locations, but they handle matters such as transporting patients from one hospital to another.

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] emergency=*
From  :mailto:deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Date  :Thu Jul 29 22:58:25 America/Chicago 2010

On 30 July 2010 06:44, Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I second this. Emergency namespace must have definitely essential
> things, but not all things. emergency=ambulance_station is definitely
> right, but not emergency=hospital. It rises interesting question
> though - I would suggest to tag emergency=ambulance_station (as node)
> separately from hospital, as sometimes hospitals are very huge and it
> is very important sometimes to *know* where actual ambulance is.

Most ambulance stations here usually aren't joined to a hospital,
patient transport is another matter but they usually aren't used for
emergencies. Some stations aren't even close to a hospital, like this
one near me, it's about 6km from the nearest hospital:

station: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/61848194
hospital: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/41130362

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