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Public-images-osm logo.svg emergency = fire_lookout
Mt. Harkness Fire Lookout (13172463715).jpg
A location used for fire spotting. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: emergencies
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag emergency=fire_lookout is used to describe a location used by trained personnel for fire spotting. Usually this applies to building=fire_lookout and man_made=tower entities which are in active use by a firefighting or land management organization.

Lookout sites are typically located in wilderness areas and staffed during the fire season. On-site personnel watch for signs of wildfire and report them via radio so that firefighters can be dispatched to the area.

Do not use this tag to describe a structure which was historically used for fire spotting but no longer serves that purpose. You may be able to tag purpose-built structures as building=fire_lookout. You could also use a lifecycle prefix such as was:emergency=fire_lookout for entities which were used for this purpose but aren't anymore.

Rendering Proposal

Variant 1 - 16px Variant 2 - 16px Variant 1 - 14px Variant 2 - 14px
100px:Fire lookout A-16.svg

32px:Fire lookout A-16.svg

16px:Fire lookout A-16.svg
100px:Fire lookout B-16.svg

32px:Fire lookout B-16.svg

16px:Fire lookout B-16.svg
100px:Fire lookout A-14.svg

28px:Fire lookout A-14.svg

14px:Fire lookout A-14.svg
100px:Fire lookout B-14.svg

28px:Fire lookout B-14.svg

14px:Fire lookout B-14.svg