Tag:emergency=yes

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Description
Indicates either that a road is accessible to emergency vehicles or that a hospital is equipped to deal with emergencies. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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

Accessibility to emergency vehicles

emergency=yes is used[1] to indicate that a given road is accessible to emergency vehicles, 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 accessible to emergency vehicles if there are no mapped physical obstacles.

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

Equipment of hospitals

emergency=yes is used[2] to indicate whether a hospital (amenity=hospital or healthcare=hospital) is equipped to deal with emergencies. See also Emergency ward.