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Public-images-osm logo.svg emergency = yes
Krankenwagen in Berlin. April 2020.jpg
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: emergencies
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon 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.

Hospital facilities

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.

See also