Firelands Regional Medical Center Addresses Friday Morning Bomb Threat
(September 14, 2018 – Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center would like to make the public aware of an event that occurred this morning at Main Campus.
On Friday, September 14 at 5:20 am, a call came through the Firelands Regional Medical Center Communication Center threatening that there was a bomb in the facility.Sandusky Police Department was immediately contacted and they arrived on scene, along with the Sandusky Fire Department. An emergency code was issued to all employees that there was a bomb threat and main campus went on a lockdown. All areas of the building were searched and at 7:04 am the code was lifted as it was determined there was not a device in the facility.
“We take any kind of threat like this very seriously,” said Sarah Henkel, director of safety & security at Firelands Regional Medical Center. “We regularly practice emergency exercises to keep our skills sharp in case a real-life incident occurs. Today our employees were on top of it – they took action and began searching various areas, leaving no stone unturned. While we are relieved that this turned out to not be a credible threat, our senses are heightened and we will continue to be diligent in keeping our eyes open for anything suspicious. Sandusky Police Department is conducting an on-going investigation into the source of the call.”