Talk:Proposed features/emergency=disaster response

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Please also check further discussion at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Rescue_Stations --Fizzie41 (talk) 05:46, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

I can only talk about the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), because I'm not familiar with other nation's emergency legal systems. In Germany, disaster response is not a federal task, but one of the individual member states. Civil protection, however, is a federal task, delegated to THW. So tagging a THW facility with emergency=disaster_response is incorrect. Additionally, the widely used term technical fits better, as THW is an agency for technical relief. This seems to be in row with some criticism of the above mentioned rescue_stations proposal. Trying to unify tagging shouldn't come with a loss of information. --PVitt (talk) 13:39, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for that. That's actually a question that I've asked a couple of times over this process, but haven't had a response - what is "Technical Rescue / Relief" (I've seen references to both)? Certainly not trying to reduce the amount of information available, just get it all together in one spot, where it can be easily found! --Fizzie41 (talk) 00:18, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
@PVitt - we do not want to tag administrstive hierarchies here. So, when the task of disaster response is delegated to the Technisches Hilfswerk THW, why would the tagging be incorrect?--Polarbear w (talk) 19:22, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

usage in OSM

I have mapped a building using this tag. I don't believe that there is an existing tag appropriate for this purpose. please go forward with this proposal, you have my support. --SherbetS (talk) 22:25, 12 April 2022 (UTC)