WalletPop.com asked former employees of Kmart, Wal-Mart, and other department stores to explain the color-coded messages they sometimes say over the loudspeaker. They vary from store to store…
#1.) CODE RED. It means there is, or was, a fire somewhere in the store. If they’re not telling you about it, you probably don’t need to know. But it wouldn’t be a bad idea to look for smoke before you keep shopping.
#2.) CODE ORANGE. It means there’s been a chemical spill.
#3.) CODE BLACK. It means there’s some sort of severe weather event going on.
#4.) CODE BLUE. Don’t confuse it with a “Blue Light Special.” “Code Blue” means there’s a BOMB in the building.
#5.) CODE BROWN. Means there’s either been a shooting, or there’s a hostage situation .
#6.) CODE YELLOW. means a CHILD had an “accident.”