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State Police Bomb Squad

Specially trained Massachusetts State Police personnel are assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Picture of bomb technician defusing a bottle bomb.

The State Police Bomb Squad has about a dozen bomb technicians, including nationally certified explosive detection K9 teams (dogs and handlers), robotic platforms, and other assets. These teams are deployed regionally across the state. As part of the State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Section, they have specialized resources available to assist municipal fire and police to conduct fire or explosion investigations. The state’s Bomb Squad has always been in the State Fire Marshals’ office, but has grown from two civilians to the robust team of State Police personnel that can now respond statewide 24 hours per day.

Bomb Squad


Local public safety officials can request the State Police Bomb Squad at 978-567-3310 during business hours.

To request resources after hours or on weekends or holidays, call your State Police Troop Duty Officer directly or call State Police Dispatch at 508-820-2121 and ask to be connected. Tell the Troop Duty Officer to have the on-call bomb technician contact you immediately.

Confiscated Fireworks.  To notify the State Police Bomb Squad of confiscated fireworks, fire and police departments (only) should call 978-567-3310 during business hours. For 24-hour emergencies or large quantities follow the instructions in this flyer


Additional Resources

Checklists for Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages

The State Police Bomb Squad has checklists organizations can use to be prepared to get as much information as possible when they receive a bomb threat or suspicious package. Share this information with law enforcement.

Additional Resources

Contact   for State Police Bomb Squad


Department of Fire Services
1 State Road, Stow, MA 01775

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