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.