Whether it's holiday shopping or you're out at the mall in the heat of summer

I often wonder when I'm at a large store, and I see employees scurrying around the store, most of them equipped with some kind of walkie-talkie system, is there some kind of code they use among each other? I mean like let's say someone knocked over a whole display of apple sauce, and obviously, that would be a sloppy mess - if you were walking by an employee, would you hear "CODE APPLE OVER AT AISLE 9" -I don't know, maybe. Let's also say a customer comes in looking suspicious, would there be a specific code given out to keep the workers on their toes?

Every store is different, but they all have a common purpose for their codes

If you are shopping at Walmart- some of their codes according to quora.com

Code Adam is a lost child

Code white is injury

Code black is the weather condition

Code brown is acts of violence

Code green is hostage

Code blue is a bomb

Code red is fire

Code orange is a chemical hazard

Hospitals and law enforcement have their set of codes - warnings -and alerts. Code BLUE is a recognizable one in hospitals (“Blue code” is generally used to indicate a patient requiring resuscitation or otherwise in need of immediate medical attention, most often as the result of a respiratory or cardiac arrest. according to the National Library of Medicine.

CODE BROWN - In so many busy, populated stores, and malls - if you hear CODE BROWN, pay attention to your surroundings and get out of the area as soon as possible. We live in a dangerous world, sadly active shootings are a horrifying way of life. Always stay alert and hope that you never hear the two words "CODE BROWN"

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