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St. Joseph's Care Group

St. Joseph's Care Group


Health, Safety & Risk

Emergency Codes

The following code words have been designated to clearly communicate to all staff, clients and visitors that an emergency situation is taking place or is imminent.

Codes Description
A Bomb Threat Emergency is present or that a Bomb Threat Drill is being exercised.
An aggressive/violent situation is in progress or that code white is being exercised.
A Fire Emergency is present or a Fire Drill is being exercised.
A client is wandering and missing; or that code yellow is being exercised.
An evacuation is imminent, usually occurring with lead time. This may be caused by, lack of heat in the hospital, fumes from an internal toxic spill, or other events.
A Cardiac Arrest is in progress.
An external airborne toxic spill has occurred and that external air must be excluded from the building
A hostage situation is taking place.
A disaster outside the hospital where the Emergency Operations Centre for the city of Thunder Bay, require our facility as a back up institution for their evacuees.
A need for extra personnel to care for clients and possible evacuation of them due to a disaster within the facility. (i.e. loss of electricity)
Weapons are in the building. Secure within a room or space for your safety and remain there until directed otherwise by the Police or Command Centre staff.


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