[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - emergency=fire_alarm_box

Stefano Maffulli smaffulli at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 20:37:53 UTC 2018

hello folks, first RFC here!

Proposal to add a tag to map "A device put on public land used for
notifying a fire department of a fire."

Full proposal here:

Add a tag for fire alarm call boxes. A fire alarm box, fire alarm call box,
or fire alarm pull box is a device used for notifying a fire department of
a fire. Typically installed on street corners or in buildings.

Cities like San Francisco rely on this type of boxes for emergencies
because they offer redundancy over other communication systems, like cell
phones. In San Francisco these boxes have been reinforced to resist the
strongest quakes and are considered to be a redundancy tool in case of
emergency. These are placed usually every 2 blocks.

Many of these have already been mapped in San Francisco and other places:

I'd love your opinion on this, these make OSM data even better to build
resiliency maps.

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