Meaning of undocumented emergency_service=* values

There are about 580 uses of emergency_service=*. This key is not documented. The only documented value is emergency_service=technical, which was recently deprecated. The uses are:

value number
water 240
technical 133
ambulance 100
mountain 45
lifeguard 27
land 16
air 9
medical 3
land;fire 2
yes 1
land;ambulance 1
fire_service + training 1
civil_protection 1
no 1
medical_service 1
land;fire;water 1
only 1

Most of the emergency_service=ambulance are also tagged as emergency=ambulance_station, see here. emergency_service=mountain looks like a dublicate of the much more used emergency=mountain_rescue. emergency_service=lifeguard looks like a dublicate of emergency=lifeguard.

Is there any meaning in these undocumented tags? Or are they just tagging mistakes?

If we find consensus that these tags should be kept, we should document them in the wiki. If others also think that they are tagging mistakes, we should clean them up, for example using MapRoulette. What do you think?

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