LA County firefighters unveil new HeloPod® in Rancho Palos Verdes

HeloPod® was the center of attention on June 20, 2023, as the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), in partnership with California Water Service (Cal Water) and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, commissioned a new HeloPod...

Sikorsky gives presentation mentioning HeloPod®

On May 18, Sikorsky (part of the Lockheed Martin Corporation) presented a paper and presentation at the VFS Forum 79 in West Palm Beach, FL.  The discussion was in regards to the overall effectiveness of helicopters as firefighting...

Fleets of HeloPod® units being places throughout California

Cal Fire, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Ventura County, Lake County; These are but a few of the many that are expanding their currents fleet of HeloPod® units throughout California. From the Mexico Border to the Oregon Territory,...

Pump Pod™ Units total saved / recirculated water over 300,000,000 gallons and rising

Now with dozens of Pump Pod™ Units in operation throughout California, the water savings are adding up quickly as we will surpass 100,000,000 gallons saved per year by the end of the first quarter of 2023! By popular request, PumpPodUSA...

Rancho Palos Verdes adds new HeloPod®

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council authorized the placement of a Los Angeles County Fire Department HeloPod® #10 at the Ken Dyda Civic Center. Rancho Palos Verde City Council - HeloPod Staff Report RPV CC 01-17-2023 Agenda w HeloPod...

The Pump Pod™ – “DRAFTS” Unit makes for a better alternative to the dirty, contaminated, antiquated and expensive to install and properly maintain: “Pump Pit”


Be prepared for dynamic air OPS with our innovative HeloPod® Tank.

This adaptable, customizable, relocatable, HeloPod® tank delivers water to your air units anywhere!

Avoid the many “Pitfalls” of a Traditional Water Drafting Pit

Avoid the hard and soft costs of maintenance and health/ cancer risks now being associated with them.

HeloPod® provides dip source where needed to put out fires!

Put water in remote locations for supporting aerial firefighting with the HeloPod® helicopter dip source!

The Pump Pod™ DRAFTS Unit will save water and improve training!

The revolutionary new Pump Pod™ DRAFTS UNITS help ensure that all first responders are fully trained, their equipment fully tested and maintained while enabling Fire Departments to comply with strict water restrictions during extreme drought conditions. Support your current and ongoing fire engine pumping operator and engineer training while saving millions of gallons of water within your community by recycling the same water used for full-flow training.


Utilizes water normally wasted during extended training operations without cavitation or overheating by recycling water between the pumping engine and the pod…

Features and Benefits

DRAFTS Units save water – time and money.  Estimates show the units paying for themselves in months, not years from the water savings alone...


Most of these units are customized per order. Each DRAFTS Firefighter Training Unit can be built to suit your Department/Agency requirements and specifications