Proposed features/fire alarm box

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emergency=fire_alarm_box
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Smaffulli
Tagging: emergency=fire_alarm_box
Applies to: tag
Definition: A device placed on public land used for notifying a fire department of a fire.
Rendered as: Alarm fire button.svg
Drafted on: 2018-05-18
RFC start: 2018-11-03
Vote start: 2018-11-29
Vote end: 2018-12-13
The Feature Page for the approved proposal Fire Alarm Box is located at Tag:emergency=fire_alarm_box.
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Proposal

A fire alarm box in San Francisco

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. These are only for calling the fire department (or the police, in case they're dual-purpose). Not to be confused with alarm boxes installed in private areas.

Rationale

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.

Examples

Many of these have already been mapped in San Francisco and other places: https://overpass-turbo.eu/?w=%22emergency%22%3D%22fire_alarm_box%22+global&R

Tagging

Applies to

Nodes only.

Possible rendering

Something like A free icon for an alarm fire button

Comments

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  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Mnorelli (talk) 00:55, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I see no serious problems. Though "Rendering" section should be titled "Possible rendering" Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 14:14, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. -- I'd like to also see a tag for indoor fire alarm activation, but I think it's a good idea to keep these separate. -- Discostu36 (talk) 12:23, 5 December 2018 (UTC)