|This key describe various emergency services|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 50|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
As an access tag
emergency=yes is used to indicate that a given road is accessible to a emergency services, what may be considered as a strong hint that given road is free from physical obstacles. Note that as emergency vehicles are by definition not restricted by legal access - so for example road with highway=service + access=private may be accessible to emergency vehicles if there are no mapped physical obstacles.
As a hospital property
- Documented values:
emergency: as a namespace prefix
The emergency namespace prefix is used to disambiguate multi-function facilities between their primary, and emergency use. This prefix is used in Japan, the Philippines, and Taiwan (where it was first used), for mapping designated emergency shelters that normally serve a different, primary function (e.g. school, community centre, place of worship, etcetera.)
See emergency: page for usage details.