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Public-images-osm logo.svg emergency = yes
Osm element tag.svg
Group: Emergency
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: de facto

As a hospital property

emergency=yes is used[1] to indicate whatever given hospital (amenity=hospital) is equipped to deal with emergencies.

As an access tag

emergency=yes is used[2] to indicate that a given road is accessible to a emergency services, what may be considered as a strong hint that given road is free from physical obstacles. Note that as emergency vehicles are by definition not restricted by legal access - so for example road with highway=service + access=private may be inaccessible to emergency vehicles if there are no mapped physical obstacles.

For places explicitly designated for emergency access consider emergency=designated.