Bomb squads making special Easter eggs for the blind and visually impaired

These Easter eggs contain a busy treat.

Bomb teams in Pennsylvania are equipped with more than 60 eggs with bells that sound like smoke alarms, to help visually impaired children to find them.

Bomb Units from throughout the NEPA come together today in Monroe Co. to make beeping Easter Eggs for blind and visually impaired. @WNEP

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“We want to give them the opportunity to do something that all children are able to do,” Sara Peperno of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind told WNEP. “So in this case, an Easter egg hunt would be something they might have participated in, in the past, but really couldn’t be independent.”

The eggs are used during the hunt is scheduled for the first week of April in Alfalfa County.

“We have in the public service to help people and this is just one way we can lend a hand and help children, so they can have a great day,” Bethlehem bomb squad member Luke Fuller told WNEP.

Each egg has an on/off switch on the outside, batteries and cables. The meeting has contributed to the bomb squad units to practice their skills, the station added.

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