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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = fire_station
Blacktown Fire Station - Flickr - Highway Patrol Images.jpg
A building which houses fire fighting equipment. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A building which houses fire fighting equipment ready for use, usually fire engines with fast access to the road. May also house the fire fighters themselves.

How to map

Draw an area area along the building of the fire station.

If the detail for the area is not available then use a node node.

Use a multipolygon relation for buildings with voids.

Tag it with building=fire_station.

Only if the building is named use the name=*, the fire station name does not belong on the building, that goes on amenity=fire_station. The sample photo shows the name Blacktown Fire Station, this is not the building name but that of the fire station.

Where multiple buildings exist map each one individually, as is normal mapping practice.

Use amenity=fire_station for the grounds of the whole area.

See also