|emergency = yes|
|Indicates either that a road is accessible to emergency vehicles or that a hospital is equipped to deal with emergencies.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Accessibility to emergency vehicles
emergency=yes is used 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.