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1946: #LASD Deputies inspect @EastLALASD home after explosion, and a recent @SEBLASD Tactical Bomb Tech deployment at a possible natural gas explosion in @NorwalkLASD . Today the Arson/Explosives Detail is responsible for locating and rendering safe Improved Explosive Devices (IED) and for investigating all fires, whether accidental or purposely set. They have the most up to date equipment to help keep them safe from any foreign device they might come into contact with during a call out, including a 90 pound suit along and a 25 pound helmet. They also have several robots that are constantly updated with the latest technology available, that are used to contact devices remotely to help expose the contents of any device that is being investigated prior to handling the device manually. 

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