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I would like to suggest another key: emergency=shelter. There are facilities that offer shelter and help in case of a disaster (especially in conflict areas) Kerosin 09:39, 14 September 2010 (BST)

  • There are a couple of similar, but different tags that I've run across. amenity=shelter with shelter_type=weather_shelter is for a wilderness hut to get out of the rain or a thunderstorm. Also, there is social_facility=shelter, which is a shelters for the homeless, refugees, and domestic violence cases. I think there is a distinction that the tag emergency=shelter provides for a place to seek emergency shelter. In some parts of the USA, we have places to take shelter from severe weather events (tornadoes and hurricanes) that we call a shelter or a Safe room on Wikipedia and some are single use buildings, others also serve as school or churches. Bomb shelter would be another instance, but I don't know if that is the current word used. Other information about the shelter such as operator, address, toilet, kitchen, access=public/private, power, phone, radio, tv, communications equipment, wheelchair accessibility, and so on. - Micahcochran (talk) 18:05, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

The emergency tag is missing a key to identify the fire alarm boxes emergency=fire_alarm_box which are important for cities like San Francisco in case of emergency. I'll be using it for my edits. See

Smaffulli (talk)

You propably wanted emergency=fire_alarm_box (achieved by {{Tag|emergency|fire_alarm_box}} code) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 07:56, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
yes, thank you
Smaffulli (talk)