[Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 07:33:53 UTC 2018

On 11/06/18 15:29, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au wrote:
> I noticed there are also 24 uses of emergency=fire_callbox, which I 
> assume is something similar. And, surprising, just 1 uses of a more 
> generic fire_alarm.
> I’m not sure if there really is an important enough distinction 
> between a fire alarm box and a fire alarm as you find them inside 
> buildings and it might be worthwhile to just merge all 3 tags into a 
> single emergency=fire_alarm. If necessary a subtag fire_alarm=* could 
> be added.
> On a remotely related note, while looking through taginfo, I was 
> surprised that emergency=stop_button has only 2 uses and there don’t 
> seem to be any other values to tag something of that nature.
> On Wikipedia it’s documented at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_switch
> A tag for this would certainly be useful e.g. for petrol stations to 
> mark the location of the emergency stop button for the pumps…

Stop buttons are also used in workshops - to stop rotating machinery 
without getting near it, can save a life.

> *From:*Bryan Housel <bhousel at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, 11 June 2018 14:29
> *To:* osm-tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> *Subject:* [Tagging] emergency=fire_alarm_box
> I was looking at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:emergency today.
> Someone just made this page for emergency=fire_alarm_box a few weeks ago
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency%3Dfire_alarm_box 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency=fire_alarm_box>
> It seems like a good idea.  Should it be a thing?
> Thanks , Bryan
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