Pasadena Fire Department Gets New Equipment
The Pasadena Fire Department took ownership of an exciting new apparatus that will help save millions of gallons of water and provide vital realistic training for its firefighters. The apparatus called a PumpPod is a Water Recirculator designed specifically for the fire service to capture and re-use water during Training and Pump& Nozzle Testing. The department believes it will save 8 million gallons of water per year and allow for unlimited training using “charged” hose lines. The department and the environment will benefit from this purchase.
By improving the quality of education and training within the fire service and setting a professional standard for firefighters throughout the state of California, the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC) has proven itself an innovative and respected leader. A collaboration of two strong and influential forces, the Cal-JAC is co-sponsored by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, representing management, and the California Professional Firefighters, AFL-CIO, representing labor. This partnership of management and labor creates a balance that benefits California fire departments, firefighters and ultimately the communities in which they serve.