Aerial Firefighting with Bambi Bucket Systems
Fighting fires with strength and precision around the globe
About the Bambi Bucket®
SEI Industries Ltd. first introduced the original Bambi Bucket to the firefighting community in 1982. This lightweight, strong, flexible firefighting bucket, with its relatively low-cost ‘plug-n-play’ capability, promoted usage of helicopters on wildfires and saw immediate success as a firefighting tool. By combining the Bambi Bucket with SEI's already-existing water storage tanks and bladders for fire suppression, a sought after and valuable product line was created.
Used Around the World
Today, more than 30 years later, SEI services more than 90% of the world's aerial firefighting water bucket market. Globally, the Bambi Bucket brand is known amongst firefighting agencies and it has become synonymous with aerial firefighting. The legendary Bambi Bucket is now used in more than 110 countries around the world by more than 1,000 helicopter operators.
Built to Endure
In building the various bucket models its offers, SEI uses materials that can withstand the forces of nature that buckets experience when slung under a helicopter over the fire line.
To create today’s toughest aerial firefighting product in the world, our bucket fabric selection considers the perfect blend of critical elements; tensile strength, puncture-proofing, abrasion resistance and resilient coating adhesion.
Support for Fire and Land Managers
Given that many of the industry leaders in aerial firefighting are also involved in either working with or working for land management agencies, SEI has grown to expand its equipment product line by developing both aerial and ground ignition devices.
Recognizing that the market needed a replacement for the existing 30-year-old plastic sphere dispensers (PSDs), SEI developed the Dragon Fire Ignition product line to meet the modern fire managers need for improved technology that increases safety, reliability and performance when conducting controlled burns.
With patents pending on both automated aerial and ground ignition plastic sphere dispensers, SEI also manufacturers high-quality plastic ignition spheres known as Dragon Eggs – the latest in delayed chemical ignition devices.
Our Commitment to You
SEI is committed to providing reliable tools and excellent customer service to the aerial firefighting community. The company’s firefighting division is focused on meeting the demands of the many operators and agencies charged with protecting people, property and assets worldwide.
Our Bambi Bucket sales team is available through our Aircraft on Ground (AOG) program so that when you have an emergency, we make it our emergency. We always have someone ‘on-call’ to take your call in case you require field support during missions.
During your down-time, if you need training, we are here to support that, too. Our overall commitment is to make sure that our equipment is safe, reliable and performing optimally to ensure that your success. This is just one of the many reasons that the Bambi Bucket trademark has become synonymous with quality and good customer service.
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