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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = emergency_service
Using this tag is discouraged, use emergency=disaster_response instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: emergencies
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: deprecatedPage for proposal

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: emergency=disaster_response.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

Used to tag emergency stations operated by civil protection / civil defence agencies.

By country


This tag is used to tag emergency stations of the  Technisches Hilfswerk organisation (THW), a civil agency comprised mostly of volunteers which can assist emergency services during catastrophes.


Used to tag the stations of the Civil Protection (Civiele bescherming/Protection civile/Zivilschutz).

When adding a Civil Protection station, also add operator:wikidata=Q1895669.

See also