|building = fire_station|
|A building constructed to house fire fighting equipment|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A building that was constructed to house fire fighting equipment ready for use, usually fire engines with fast access to the road. May also house the fire fighters themselves. May be used differently now. This tag is only describing the building. For a fire station (function), be sure to add amenity=fire_station to the grounds.
How to map
If the detail for the area is not available you might be able to estimate the building footprint.
Use a multipolygon relation for buildings with voids.
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.