[talk-au] Bush Fire Neighbourhood Safer Places

adam steer adam.d.steer at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 02:18:55 UTC 2020

Hi Andrew

In Vic these are only used as a last resort. Not sure if 'assembly point'
translates to 'only come here if there are absolutely no other options, and
this place might not be safe anyway'.

See: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places

There are also community fire refuges:

...my reading there is also 'try really hard not to come here, but if
there's nothing else then turn up'.

Could we add a 'place of last resort' tag?

Relief centres, eg:

...seem to be council operated...

It seems that 'neighbourhood safer places' means something different across
borders. Can anyone in emergency services comment?



On Sat, 4 Jan 2020, 11:30 am Andrew Harvey, <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>

> I'm not sure what these are called or look like in other states, but in
> NSW they look like
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/49324333543/ and they are
> operated by the NSW RFS.
> emergency=assembly_point seems like the best tag to use per the wiki
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency%3Dassembly_point "A
> designated (safe) place where people can gather or must report to during an
> emergency or a fire drill Edit or translate this description."
> Also documented on the wiki is
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:assembly_point:fire which seems
> fitting.
> I'm proposing these be tagged as
> emergency=assembly_point
> assembly_point:fire=designated
> operator=NSW Rural Fire Service
> operator:wikidata=Q7011777
> could also add description="Bush Fire Neighbourhood Safer Place" or your
> state's equivalent.
> Any comments? If this sounds good, I'll document this on the Australian
> Tagging Guidelines for NSW.
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