Well, I have to say, you made me curious enough to want to check this
I can't find anything "Officially Walmart" , but I did find a
newsgroup posting by a person who was in a Walmart during a code and,
in chatting with the employees there, got the lowdown on all the other
codes. So here they are:
CODE ADAM = LOST CHILD
CODE WHITE = ACCIDENT
CODE BLACK = WEATHER CONDITION
CODE RED = FIRE
CODE BLUE = BOMB
CODE GREEN = HOSTAGE
Now, I also understand there is some kind of "secret code" that is
used to identify shoplifters. When the cameras spot a shoplifter in
action they will use some innocuous announcement to direct a security
person there. Probably something like, "Spill in aisle 6". ;-)
This post may or may not be accurate, (it is funny in any case!). It
says a CODE ONE is for SHOPLIFTING --
Some other interesting related posts ---
Walmart's attitude to the "Code Adam" (sometimes called Code Yellow in
"WalMart was the first to introduce this type of procedure. They call
it a "Code Adam". The minute an employee is told of a missing child,
they have this code, with a description of the child announced over
the loudspeaker. EVERY employee then IMMEDIATELY stops what they're
doing to look for the child - WalMart's attitude is that they have no
other job until the child is found and the code cancelled."
More on Code Adam
Fired over an "accidental" code blue --
"I was an unloader at a small supercenter in West Virginia and said
code blue not knowing what it meant at the time now i jobless."
So, I don't know about you, but I sure know a lot more about these
codes now! Next time you go to Wal-Mart it'll be kind of like having
the secret decoder ring won't it?!
Thanks for asking!
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