If You Hear This Code Word While In a Subway Station…GET OUT of There ASAP!

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Sometimes, the only thing that’s worse than an emergency is the panic that surrounds it.

But before they knew what was going on, a page was sent out over the intercom asking for a certain person.

Nothing about the code sounded worrisome or troubling, but that’s the point. Fortunately, everyone was evacuated safely. The fire was very small, but the smoke it generated in a small confined space like a subway station could have been very bad news for anyone remaining behind.

That’s the code the London subway uses to notify employees and workers to get to action to prepare for an evacuation. It’s likely a similar phrase at many more subway systems, though “Inspector” may be changed to something more geographically relevant.

In fact, some were making jokes that “Inspector Sands” sure does seem to be around a lot when disaster strikes.

Granted, it’s Wikipedia, which can be altered, but this is consistent with everything else we’ve heard.

Uh, that last part kind of blows your cover, dude!

I guess maybe they won’t hire anyone with that surname? At the very least, they’d think twice about it.

If you hear it, know that there’s an emergency nearby. Don’t panic, don’t run, but move purposefully towards the exits without creating a scene or a panic. It’s a code word for a reason, but if everyone else is familiar with it, you should be too.