Bomb Squad constructs beeping Easter eggs for visually impaired children

At a recent Prince George's County Fire Department Bomb Squad drill members had Easter flair, as the Bomb Squad worked to construct colorful, beeping eggs for visually impaired children.

"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," said PGFD Chief Spokesperson Mark Brady. "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."

A total of 48 eggs were constructed during the electronics drill, using components donated by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.

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