Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
St. Joseph's Care Group

Clients & Visitors

Emergency Codes & Plans

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. In the event of an emergency take direction from staff and/or emergency services.

Codes Description
A Bomb Threat Emergency is present or that a Bomb Threat Drill is being exercised.
An aggressive/violent/threatening 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/Medical Emergency 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)
The perimeter of the building in physically secured and locked. Persons are asked to remain in the building until the emergency is cleared. Visitors are asked not to attend to the building during this time.
A person with a weapon is present within the building. If you hear this emergency declared secure within a room or space for your safety. Remain there until directed otherwise.

Emergency Plans for Long-Term Care Homes

Please select one of the code colours for your respective site to read the emergency plan for that code.

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