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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Code orange weather alert over heavy rainfall was declared for 16 districts in Bulgaria on 24th of October.
President Duterte, through an announcement released by the Presidential Communications Operations Office, ordered the suspension of classes as Code Orange, an alert level warning of impending evacuation, was raised in Davao City's Matina area, host to several schools such as Ateneo de Davao High School, University of Mindanao and Philippine Women's College.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Friday, September 18, for Berks, Bucks, Cumberland, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties.
Code Orange cases involve consistent bullying, harassing, inappropriate slurs, racial threats, swearing, or a continuation of the same bad behaviour that was warned against in a previous Code Yellow situation.
The eruption at the 3,085-meter Plosky Tolbachik volcano was given code orange (number three on the four-tiered USGS Volcano Alert Level), meaning it "poses limited hazards.
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Everyday since last thursday, Atlanta Air Quality Index has revealed Code Orange ozone levels, which suggest that the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups like children, the elderly, people who have heart or lung disease, and those who are usually active outdoors.
These books would be wonderful resources while reading Code Orange by Caroline Cooney (Delacorte/Random House, 2005/ VOYA October 2005) as smallpox and bioterrorism play vital roles in the story.
Available in Laser Red, Raven Black and new Electra Blue, the Verve also includes the distinctive new colour of Mandalin Orange, which along with Raven Black models comes with the Code orange trim that is also exclusive to the Verve model.
Homeland Security officials increased the terror threat level to code orange, the second highest level, but for mass transit only - regional and intercity passenger rail, subways and metropolitan bus systems.
We don't have to go to code orange to take action in response either to these tapes or just general action to improve security around the country,' Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said.
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