Aerial Firefighting with Bambi Bucket Systems

By: Sei Industries  09-12-2011
Keywords: land management, Helicopter, Storage Tanks

Fighting fires with strength and precision around the globe

About the Bambi Bucket®

SEI Industries Ltd. first introduced the original

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 25 years later, SEI services more than 90% of the world's aerial firefighting water bucket market.  Globally, the

 brand is known amongst firefighting agencies and it has become synonymous with aerial firefighting.  The legendary

 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

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

– 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

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

trademark has become synonymous with quality and good customer service.

Keywords: Bucket, firefighting, Helicopter, land management, Storage Tanks

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