Good Intent Call Generates Bomb Squad Activity
"At about 10:30 AM, Friday, March 13, 2009, a refuse collection crew discovered what appeared to be two pipe bombs in materials that were left on a curb. Subsequently, after notifying 911, the Prince Georgeís County Fire/EMS Departmentís Bomb Squad was dispatched to the 1900 block of Page Court in the Pointer Ridge section of Bowie."
What agency is responsible for investigating and mitigating suspected hazardous devices (i.e. pipe bombs) in your area?
Does your department have any guideline for the actions and support that suppression companies will give? If not, what would be your sizeup and actions when assigned to, or arriving at, a alarm that has a suspected hazardous device?