Allan Hancock College debuts water-saving “pump pod” training unit

Allan Hancock College’s Public Safety Training Complex (PSTC) in Lompoc received a new piece of equipment that helps train cadets in the college’s fire academy, while also saving millions of gallons of water each year.

On Monday, the fire academy unveiled the Direct Recirculating Apparatus Firefighter Training and Sustainability Unit (DRAFTS) Pump Pod at the PSTC.

The unit holds 1,800 gallons of water and allows cadets and firefighters to train in full-flow, high-pressure water operations including pump, nozzle, appliance, valve and firehose use. Developers say that due to it’s innovative design, the unit can continually pump and recirculate the water it holds, saving millions of gallons of water annually.

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