Proposal talk:Fire service

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I like it very much. To me, it's different enough from:

Also we could use government=fire_rescue that also makes sense. I believe that a native British speaker could highlight us about this choice. Which one does "sounds" better?

Anyway, I approve this new tag if we don't find any better. Overflorian (talk) 10:26, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

government=fire_service is good for the attribute, but the top-level feature could be different. Main motivation being fire academy is often shared with the emergency medical / ambulance / paramedic service/branch, and other rescues or disaster response and civil defense.
As military_service=* is already used for branches, fire_service=* could follow. This would allow specialized units.
The uncertainty is I'm not sure how to deal with different levels. While admin_level=* is mentioned here for geographical divisions, there are special cases viz USA and Canada having separate state forest fire service, which may necessitate fire_service=wild + fire_branch=aerial (following military_branch=* ) for aerial firefighting features of the forest fire service.
firefighting=* can be created as the feature. This aligns with police=* being the functionality. Then firefighting=academy specifically (may also show a feature has such training, as many schools don't belong to the fire service) , or emergency=academy in general (to cover any other or mixed emergency and rescue schools) can be used.
As for how the medical part should proceed, I have no idea.
—— Kovposch (talk) 08:42, 13 July 2023 (UTC)

Good tag idea

I especially like adding fire_service=academy, I do however think that the definition could be more fleshed out (e.g. cover the differences between tagging buildings and areas). Unbeatable101 (talk) 02:23, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Mapping emergency service areas & locations

Please see for initial discussions on combining mapping for emergency services --Fizzie41 (talk) 22:36, 30 November 2023 (UTC)