|tower:type = hose|
|Tower for drying fire hoses|
|Group: Man made|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Tower for drying fire hoses
(de) is often very visible part of a fire station. It is / was used mainly for drying pressure fire hoses after use. Earlies, especially with hemp hoses, it was very important. Now, with fire hoses made from artificial fibres, it is not necessary. But drying still prevents to avoid mould growth. Therefore there are relatively many of historical towers for drying fire hoses which were rebuilt into training towers for example to train use of the ladders or rescue from high heights.
There are often emergency sirens and antennas mounted on these towers as well. In such case map the siren or antenna using a node (e.g. emergency=siren) on the roof top. In that case it is useful to add the tag location=roof as well.
How to map
- man_made=tower (mandatory)
- tower:type=hose (mandatory)
- building=yes - tower is free standing building.
- building:part=yes - tower is part of the building.
- historic=yes - tower has a historic value.
- heritage=yes - tower is protected by a heritage organization.
- height=15 - tower is 15 meter high.
- name=* - name of the tower, also local name loc_name=* or old name old_name=*.
Mast for drying fire hoses
Some fire brigades do not have a tower for drying fire hoses. They have build a special mast instead to serve for this purpose.
In such case please place a node and tag it man_made=mast and tower:type=hose.
Even mast can be used to mount sirens or antennas.