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Bambi Bucket Models For Combating Against Wildfire

Meet the legendary Bambi Bucket® Over 38 years of firefighting history

Innovative Firefighting Bambi Bucket Models

The original Bambi Bucket was first introduced by SEI Industries Ltd. in 1982. Then, fire fighting buckets were not new but its launch represented a significant step forward for this essential tool because SEI had been able to do what others had not– perfect a collapsible bucket utilizing a pilot-controlled valve that could deliver a concentrated column of water from the helicopter to the fire, which is one of our many Bambi Bucket Models.

The development of this innovative aerial firefighting product was born out of the valuable feedback received from helicopter operators as well as Canadian and American forest and land management agencies. These agencies use helicopter firefighting equipment to protect remote areas from fire and knew what kind of tool could make their job easier. Using these critical insights from the end-user, SEI was able to develop a product that, today, garners 90% of the world market share of firefighting buckets and is used in more than 110 countries.

Continuing Evolution

From those early days, SEI has learned to value and respect the feedback it receives from end users. By building trusted relationships with operators, military forces and government agencies around the world, SEI continually incorporates customer needs into all the Bambi Bucket Models’ on-going evolution and growing accessories line.

Since 1982, a variety of options have been developed to meet the requirements of different types of helicopters. The expanding line of Bambi Bucket Models now offers more than 20 different sizes, ranging from its smallest, a 72 US gallon model, to its massive 2,600 US gallon version. SEI has also added several Bambi Bucket Models including the multiple dump, variable-flow Bambi Max and Torrentula valves to bottom-filling PowerFill technologies and foam injection systems.

Bambi Bucket Features and Options

  • Provides cost-effective water delivery.
  • Compact, lightweight and portable.
  • Constructed from unique bucket fabric designed for maximum durability and strength.
  • Variable fill capability.
  • Fast fill and shallow water capability.
  • Pilot or crew controlled
  • Dump valve opens instantly.
  • Suitable for any size helicopter.
  • Foam injection systems available.

Bambi Bucket Model Selector

Just click on the button below, fill out the form and it will suggest up to three potential buckets based on your allowable load. The suggestions are based purely on allowable load.

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Bambi Bucket Selector

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