Know Common Secret Codes To Get A Head Start On Your Epic Escape

Know Common Secret Codes To Get A Head Start On Your Epic Escape

All sorts of organisations, from Walmart to hospitals, have their secret codes for communicating various emergencies. Get in on the secret and know what’s going on.

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Next time you’re in a hospital and you hear a page for Dr Firestone, chances are something is burning. If you hear Code Black there might be a bomb threat or a suspicious package. There are codes for all kinds of people and colours and UPHAA, a blog of worldwide unusual things, provides you with the long list. Some are just interesting, but others will give you heads up on an emergency. While you might not necessarily want to flee the scene, a little extra knowledge about potential danger in your surroundings can’t hurt. Well, at least not until you’re engulfed by the hospital fire or devoured by a flesh-eating virus. But at least you’ll have known the end was near.

Secret Codes You Aren’t Meant To Know [UPHAA]


  • Coles/Kmart – A Mr Steed (to the front door) call meant someone was nicking stuff and you can watch as every bored floorstaff member bolts to the front to catch a shoplifter…sometimes entertaining.

    Suprised they don’t mention Code Blue/red/orange which are the biggies in hospitals for medical/fire/evacuation emergencies.

    Code brown was usually the call if someone had No.2-ed on the ground..

  • In Woolworths the service codes range from 10 – 200. The important one to listen out for is “Service 20”. If you here Service 20 to register 6 and nobody is on the register its a good chance it will open soon. On the other hand if you here a Service 20 or Service 40 to a register with people going through it then it means there is a problem like a price check or replacing an item, etc. and they are calling someone to fix it which takes time.

    Source: I work there

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