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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)

fire alarm boxes

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)

Redirect from Emergency

The page Emergency redirects to here, however in the text "See the page Emergency for an introduction on its usage." is stated. Where can the introduction be found? --Athalis (talk) 11:45, 14 March 2019 (UTC)