Use of seawater for fire suppression
Hello, I am a brand new registrant to the FireHouse forum. Was a fire officer in Colorado, but moved onto my sailboat in 2004 and sailed away. I am now on the Western Pacific Micronesian island of Pohnpei. Newly hired as "Emergency Services Unit Administrator" for the next two years to improve EMS/Fire/Rescue/HazMat/MCI.
My question is regarding use of seawater in firepumps. I have no experience with this issue coming from Colorado. Can I get some input from those of you with experience pumping seawater and the care/maintenance concerns for the apparatus/pumps?