Any one ever had a Code RED?

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No code red. We have to evatuate the store due to gas leaks. We did what we were told to do. But they didn't tell the guests where to move away from the outside of the building.
 

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Couple yrs ago, a noob in FA overfilled the oil on the popcorn machine. When it started popping, it overflowed & caught fire so we had a 'mini' code red. It took only one squirt from the extinguisher to put it out.
The extinguisher at SD doesn't seem to be at full pressure but the FD keeps signing off on the tag. If we ever have a code red at SD, we gonna burn...
 
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We have had a few Tornado/Severe Storm lock downs before. Also our lights have gone off for a period of time. No Code Red thankfully.
 

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Had a mini code red while I was cart attending a few months ago. The cigarette repository thingy outside the door to TSC started smoldering.... I killed it with a large cup of water.

I laughed my behind off at the irony behind it.
 
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Had a code Red just the other day! One of my Hit printers went up in flames.... Thankfully I was right next to a fire extinguisher!!!!!!

Me: Code Red to Home Improvement,Code Red to Home Improvement,Code Red to Home Improvement,
LOD: Do you need a fire extinguisher?

I guess you could say it went off without a hitch.... LMAO
 

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Had a code Red just the other day! One of my Hit printers went up in flames.... Thankfully I was right next to a fire extinguisher!!!!!!

Me: Code Red to Home Improvement,Code Red to Home Improvement,Code Red to Home Improvement,
LOD: Do you need a fire extinguisher?

I guess you could say it went off without a hitch.... LMAO
How did that LOD ever pass business college? That's just... wow, I know drug addicts that make more sense then that..
 
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How did that LOD ever pass business college? That's just... wow, I know drug addicts that make more sense then that..
Ahhh.... Even though it was the stupidest question at the time, I give her some credit. She's the newest Sr. Team Leader in our store. She was right there in a matter of seconds. I was surprised she had even time to ask that on the walkie! Wish i had pictures of the fire department storming through the store. They were acting as if a bomb went off.... Even though they were told the fire was under control...
 

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I'll admit, it does sound like a stupid question, but the LOD was asking in case STL didn't have a fire extinguisher nearby.
 
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I am not 100% sure. Would a car fire in the parking garage warrant one?(I am only asking because I have no idea if one was called since I showed up for my shift while the store was evacuated of all guests and TMs/TLs/ETLs. )
 
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Sounds like it's time for another round of "Fantasy Target"! This episode should feature codes red, yellow & green along with the proper responses to each!
HLM, Dan, are we game?
 
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We had a fire in the compactor. The store got evacuated of TMs (at 3 a.m., there were no guests to evacuate) and we had to wait in the parking lot for 45 minutes while the fire department did its job. There was no damage to the building and we couldn't use the compactor until it was replaced.
 

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Haven't heard from Daninnj lately....maybe he hurt himself running around in those heels during the last round of "Fantasy Target".
 
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I'm here. Pretty preoccupied with life right now; everything's going smoothly. Thanks for thinking of me red!
 
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BTW, we had a code red a few weeks ago. I forgot what happened since it was before my shift but something started to smoke. We also had a code black about two years ago where someone called a bomb threat in our parking garage. We didn't leave the store, surprisingly since the garage is underneath a third of the store. AlertOne just told the LOD to keep the store open and we just avoided the section over the garage and let the guests shop wherever. Imagine if a bomb really did go kaboom; what a nightmare that would have been for Target.
 

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I was worried for a bit, Dan. Glad you're okay but.....code BLACK?! Geez!
My store is so boring....
 

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I didn't even know what a code black was until I read this thread.
Can't imagine what it would be like to go through one.
The closest we've come to action was power outages during ice storms and hurricanes.
 
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We called a code blue for when our STL is arriving to the store on her birthday for a surprise welcome, lame right?

Everyone was like whats a code blue?!?!?!
 

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We had a backwards Code Yellow today. Apparently someone forgot the part of their training where we learned that Yellow is for a lost child, not for a lost parent. *facepalm*
 

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We called a code blue for when our STL is arriving to the store on her birthday for a surprise welcome, lame right?
Everyone was like whats a code blue?!?!?!
Good thing there wasn't an EMT in the area. They'd be rushing in with a defibulator.
 

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I had an old GSTL tell me that she had a bomb threat called into the store when her new store opened. The caller ended up being a TM who wanted a day off of work.

They called it in from a gas station pay phone from down the street. The TM was arrested with a couple days.
 

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I had an old GSTL tell me that she had a bomb threat called into the store when her new store opened. The caller ended up being a TM who wanted a day off of work.

They called it in from a gas station pay phone from down the street. The TM was arrested with a couple days.
Wouldn't it have been easier to just call in? :facepalm:
 
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Had a few car fires and someone setting the trash cans on fire other then that nope. The fire department was right behind my old store and were at my store at-least once a week for a code greens.
 

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Our store had been open just a few months and the fire alarm went off. At the time, I was giving a break to the operator. When the alarm went off, I had no idea what it was that I was supposed to do......and never thinking that I needed to hear from an LOD before doing anything, I spoke over the PA and told guests to exit the building and stay near the store in the parking lot.
After I made the announcement, I went to walk out of the building and saw our STL and she asked me who had told me to say what I did. i told her that I hadn't heard from anyone. She wasn't happy.

Let me tell you, I was in a burning building once and through experience I learned that you exit the building first and ask questions later.
Turns out that a little kid had pulled the alarm and that when some guests had left the building they took their stuff, got into their cars and drove off. Our AP was not very happy with me.

I didn't end up getting in trouble because, as a store we had never had any type of practice fire drills....and when they heard me say that I'd been in a burning building before, they understood my reaction.

Today, I can look back at this experience and see the humorous side of it all....but I still would do the same thing again. As I said, having been in a burning building I learned....leave first and ask questions later.
 

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Had a few car fires and someone setting the trash cans on fire other then that nope. The fire department was right behind my old store and were at my store at-least once a week for a code greens.
I think they were thinking they would arrive at the store, clock in, and then evacuate the building. Technically on-clock but wouldn't have to work. The LOD ended up evacuating everyone before the TM arrived.
 

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Our store had been open just a few months and the fire alarm went off. At the time, I was giving a break to the operator. When the alarm went off, I had no idea what it was that I was supposed to do......and never thinking that I needed to hear from an LOD before doing anything, I spoke over the PA and told guests to exit the building and stay near the store in the parking lot.
After I made the announcement, I went to walk out of the building and saw our STL and she asked me who had told me to say what I did. i told her that I hadn't heard from anyone. She wasn't happy.

Let me tell you, I was in a burning building once and through experience I learned that you exit the building first and ask questions later.
Turns out that a little kid had pulled the alarm and that when some guests had left the building they took their stuff, got into their cars and drove off. Our AP was not very happy with me.

I didn't end up getting in trouble because, as a store we had never had any type of practice fire drills....and when they heard me say that I'd been in a burning building before, they understood my reaction.

Today, I can look back at this experience and see the humorous side of it all....but I still would do the same thing again. As I said, having been in a burning building I learned....leave first and ask questions later.
It was probably a distraction manuever to cause chaos and let people run out without being checked for unpaid merchandise.
 

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A few of the salesfloor Tm's at my store like to call out Code Pinks. I'll let you figure out what that one is.
Code Pink is the best universal code. We got caught with it at our store, so we changed it to Pokemon characters. Certain ones have designated areas; for instance, Charzard for C, Blastoise for B, etc...

Works out MUCH better :)
 

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Pink for cute girls, blue for the guys (one of the gay TM's used to flip it around for S&G's).
 
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