— When the fire alarm sounded on the eighth floor of Carbonear General Hospital July 9, the town’s volunteer fire department was on scene within minutes. Four of the eight responders followed protocol and took the stairs to the potential fire. When they arrived in the computer room — the initial alarm site — there was no smoke or fire. There was also no indication to why the alarm went off, but some hospital employees said they believed someone was soldering nearby and the smoke set off the alarm. Officials with Eastern Health confirmed the alarm and said it is still under investigation. Eastern Health also apologized for any inconvenience the alarm may have caused. Even though it was a false alarm, some locals were very impressed with the fire department’s prompt response. Most of the responders had left their jobs in order to answer the call and arrived very quickly. Those on the ground preparing for a potential fire were, from left, Jeff Squibb, Steve Burden, Trevor Snow and Don Earle.