News & Events
December 7, 2010
Delta, BC – SEI Industries Ltd. collapsible fuel and water tanks are seen being used by the Department Of National Defence in Leogane, Haiti.
SEI has been busy manufacturing collapsible fuel and water tank for the Canadian military’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and various other humanitarian non-government agencies supplying assistance in Haiti.
Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to be participating in the International Aerial Firefighting Conference & Exhibition December 2-3, 2010 in Malaga, Spain. The Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting conference & exhibition offers a forum for guest speakers, leading aerial suppression experts, fire management agencies and businesses to exchange information on strategies, technologies and the latest equipment.
Bambi Bucket hosts Technical Briefing & Sponsorship at HAI & USFS Meetings, Boise, Idaho Nov.17-18, 2010
November 17, 2010
Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to be offering a Bambi Bucket Technical Session during the Helicopter Association International (HAI) meetings in Boise, Idaho this week. The Bambi Bucket technical session will offer key repair and maintenance tips to this important group of long term Bambi Bucket users. The slow fire season in North America in 2010, resulted in lower than anticipated revenues for many helicopter operators. These customers appreciate low cost ways to maintain their Bambi Bucket fleets and reduce expenditures for firefighting missions.
November 8, 2010
SEI recently attended Helitech 2010 in Cascais, Portugal for the second consecutive time since this worthwhile conference and tradeshow event started in 2008. The Helitech (Portugal) event is very unique in that it offers participants a chance to observe a live aerial firefighting demonstration on an active fire set on piles of brush laid out on the infield of the local Aerodrome immediately adjacent to the tradeshow facility. Hundreds of people witnessed Helibravo flying two B3 helicopters demonstrating high levels of pilot skill to dip from water-filled relay tanks and dropping thousands of litres of water on the raging demonstration fire.
October 29, 2010
A new, automated ground-launching fire ignition system gets used on Dirty Jobs. The Dragon Division of SEI Industries Ltd. and Field Support Services are pleased to announce the recent airing of “Wetland Warrior,” an episode on Discovery Channel’s popular TV show “Dirty Jobs” hosted by Mike Rowe.
In this episode of Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe heads off to the Florida Everglades to help combat non-native, invasive species in the marshlands with Jon Wallace the Prescribed Fire Specialist at the Arthur R. Marshall, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and along with Miranda Stuart of the Prescribed Fire Training Center and Gerry Barnes of the National Interagency Fire Center they utilize the “Pyro-Shot” hand launcher and the new “Green Dragon™” automated Dragon Egg™ launcher to burn off approximately 6000 acres at the Loxahatchee NWR.
October 20, 2010
SEI Industries Ltd. collapsible fuel and water tanks are seen being used by the Department of national Defense in Leogane, Haiti.
SEI has been manufacturing collapsible fuel and water tank for the Canadian military’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and various other humanitarian non-government agencies supplying assistance in Haiti.
August 30, 2010
Revolutionary piece of equipment made here in Delta
A staple piece of equipment in fighting forest fires around the world is manufactured right here in South Delta.
Many residents might have seen the bright orange Bambi Bucket while watching news coverage of this summer’s forest fires.
The Bambi Bucket, the brainchild of Don Arney of SEI Industries, has become a symbol of the attempt to extinguish and control forest fires in this province and around the world.
Of the 270 helicopters in B.C. right now, almost all are equipped with the Bambi Bucket. Worldwide, more than 1,000 choppers and fire-fighting agencies in more than 110 countries rely on the Bambi Bucket.
August 13, 2010
Saltspring Island’s inventor’s creation finding markets all over the world
When Saltspring Islander Don Arney awoke this week and glanced at the Vancouver Sun, he was amazed to see a photo of Prime Minister Stephen harper in Haiti, taking a big gulp of water from a huge, transportable reservoir.
June 21, 2010
BULLHEAD CITY — Being a Technical Rescue Team member with the Bullhead City Fire Department often can require working with a helicopter. Wildland fires often can be stopped fast with helicopter water drops. Monday, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue provided two different levels of training for the firefighters.
The training was divided into two parts for two groups of firefighters. The first training with the helicopter was in regard to wild land firefighting. The Kingman-based helicopter, with the use of a “Bambi Bucket,” can make water drops of 100 gallons each. Lead pilot and instructor Terry Miyauchi explained how and when the helicopter can be useful.
May 13, 2010
HOPE – The Province’s fire crews are testing a new, made-in-B.C. product this summer expected to improve delivery of water to small wildfires, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell said today.
“Our fire crews’ motto is ‘hit hard and hit fast’ for a good reason – when fighting wildfires, every minute counts,” said Bell. “This new bucket system, the first of its kind in the world, will help ferry water to our ground crews faster, which also frees the helicopters to spend more time dropping water on the fire lines.”