Recently, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) received one of two grants from California Water Service through its conservation incentive and rebate program. The other grant was given to the Visalia Fire Department.
The grant funding allows for the purchase of a 10-foot mobile pump pod for each fire agency. According to Cal Water, a pump pod is a self-contained unit that recirculates water that is used during firefighter training and pump testing.
The LACoFD’s pump pod will help save more than four million of gallons of water per year while also meeting the National Fire Protection Association’s requirements for pump testing.
In a statement from Cal Water: “We are pleased to present these DRAFTS (Direct Recirculating Apparatus Firefighting Training & Sustainability) units to L.A. County Fire and Visalia Fire,” said Martin A. Kropelnicki, President and CEO. “These important partnerships help fulfill our commitment to be a responsible environmental steward and ensure long-term water supply reliability, as we support the communities we serve.”