False Alarm Triggered at St. Mike’s

Metro Wire Staff

Patients and visitors at Ascension St. Michael’s on Thursday got a little more than they bargained for when a fire alarm sounded shortly before 2 PM.

According to Tom Weaver, public relations manager, a sprinkler head was “knocked loose” during some ongoing construction at the hospital, which triggered the false alarm.

The Stevens Point Fire Dept. responded a 1:48 PM. Weaver said crews inspected the building to verify it was a false alarm, and the system was reset. 

During the inspection, patients and visitors were told to shelter in place until the all-clear was given. 

“We followed our response procedures, which would include closing patient doors and instructing them to stay in the rooms until the issue was determined,” Weaver said.

There were no injuries.