code orange

A message over a hospital’s public address system warning the staff of
(1) A bomb threat
(2) A radioactive spill
(3) A potentially violent person with mental issues in the hospital; show of force needed
(4) External disaster with mass casualties

code orange

Code four Hospital A message announced over a hospital's public address system warning the staff of
1. a bomb threat.
2. a radioactive spill.
3. person with mental issues is loose in the halls of the hospital.

code or·ange

(kōd awr'ănj)
A vague term for an oral directive that varies in meaning from one health care facility to another; in Australia, indicates need for immediate evacuation of a health care premises.
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On Code Orange and Red days, the forecasts suggest actions people can take to protect their health and reduce air pollution, such as limiting outdoor activities, avoiding strenuous exercise and driving less.
A code orange warning has been issued by authorities in twelve Bulgaria districts as Southern and Eastern Bulgaria have seen heavy downpours in the past 24 hours.
July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a code Orange air quality action day for ozone for Tuesday, July 17, in the Pittsburgh, Liberty-Clairton, Philadelphia, and Susquehanna Valley regions.
05 Windsor) The Cadeaux Genereux filly kept on well when finishing third to Code Orange over six furlongs at Lingfield 16 days ago.
SANTA CLARITA - As the nation's leaders ordered a Code Orange terrorist alert Tuesday, the eve of today's anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, local security also was heightened.
In light of attacks in London, the United States Government raised the threat level from Code Yellow -- or Elevated -- to Code Orange -- or High -- targeted only to the mass transit portion of the transportation sector.
A code orange warning is to be in force in four other municipalities (Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Haskovo) over heavy snow and strong winds.
July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a code Orange air quality action day for ozone for Saturday, July 7, in the Lehigh Valley, Pittsburgh, Liberty-Clairton, Philadelphia, and Susquehanna Valley regions.
Code orange has been issued for Bulgaria's Smolyan municipality on Friday on account of the heavy rains and expected thunderstorms.
July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a code Orange air quality action day for ozone for Tuesday, July 3, for the Pittsburgh and Liberty-Clairton regions.
Federal Government of a Code Orange terrorism alert, with over 286 daily calls carried over Glowpoint between February 8th and March 17th, compared to a 240 daily call average for the three-month period ended December 31, 2003.
A Code Red river flood warning has been issued for the Tundzha River in the area of Yambol and Elhovo and a Code Orange alert has been issued for the Maritsa River near Plovdiv, Parvomai, Harmanli, and Svilengrad, and the Sazaliyka River near Galabovo.