PGFD Bomb Squad Constructs Easter Eggs for Visually Impaired Children

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Whenever I think about the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Bomb Squad I envision our  members with nerves of steel, skilled hands, quick thinkers, patience and focused vision to the task at hand.  I see the large protective suits, robots and portable x-ray machines being used to render safe a suspicious package.  Our Bomb Squad is all that and much more but above all they are compassionate humans that began their careers as firefighters.

At a recent PGFD Bomb Squad drill members used their skills to construct 48 "beeping" Easter eggs for visually impaired children.  Bomb Techs used the opportunity as a drill in electronics with the outcome enabling visually impaired children the opportunity to hunt for Easter eggs.  A typical egg hunt is a visual task but these eggs utilize a different sense.  The eggs were constructed to allow for multi-time use and rough handling.  The colorful plastic eggs and components were donated by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.

The completed "beeping" eggs were donated to the "Vision Program," a part of Programs and Services for the Department of Special Education of Prince George's County Public Schools.

All images are provided with courtesy of the Prince Georges County Fire/EMS Department.  Photo credit to Teresa Ann Crisman, PGFD.