Bomb Squads Unite for ‘Egg-splosive’ Task

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SNYDERSVILLE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The bomb squad’s in town, assigned with a serious task.

“It’s kind of a tedious process,” says Lucas Fuller, Bethlehem Bomb Squad technician.

With a rewarding outcome: bringing joy to visually impaired children.

“We are making beeping Easter eggs to help blind kids search for Easter eggs so they could have a good experience like everyone else on Easter,” smiles Fuller.

Allentown, Bethlehem and Scranton bomb squad technicians, along with members of the FBI, met in Snydersville to build the plastic eggs.

It takes time to put all the parts together, but it comes naturally to the technicians. They’re trained to disassemble bombs.

And a little more training never hurts.

“This allows us to work with electronics that you would normally find in any hazardous device,” Fuller explains.

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind will use the colorful donations at its Easter egg hunt. The organization runs a club for children who have difficulty seeing.  

“That allows them to participate in activities they would not necessarily have had the opportunity to do,” explains Sara Peperno, President/CEO of GWB Association for the Blind.

Children would have trouble spotting eggs if it weren’t for these larger, louder ones.

“So we’re really excited,” Peperno adds.

Kids will go searching for the beeping eggs in early April, during an Easter egg hunt in Wilkes-Barre.

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