Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

13-Dec-2010 Source: SEI Industries

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to announce the delivery of the very first Bambi Torrentula® Bucket to the Brazilian Navy. The new BBT4453 (530USG/2000L) Bambi Bucket® will be operated with the Navy’s recently purchased Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter fleet for wildfire suppression in Brazil.

Since 1999, the Bambi Torrentula product has been used in helicopter firefighting markets and represents another milestone in aerial firefighting. The Torrentula valve technology is capable of unlimited multiple dumps, variable flow and split drops.  Instant open and close valve actuation on a low power draw are achieved while retaining the superior durability and functionality of the original Bambi Bucket®. It provides precision drops with a uniform water pattern, sets up quickly and folds up for compact storage and transport. It is compatible with foam injection systems and can be made to include bottom-filling ‘Powerfill’ technology to enable fast-filling (450USG/min) at dip sites with only 18 inches (45cm) of water.

Brazilian wildland preservation programs have encouraged Brazilian Provinces and Military Police to play an increased role in aerial fire suppression.  This recent purchase of the SEI Industries Ltd. Torrentula Bucket reflects their commitment to protect the people and environment of Brazil for present and future generations.

For further information regarding the Bambi Bucket product line, please visit: or
International Toll free @ 1 866 43 BAMBI or Canada @ 1 604 946 3131

SEI Industries Ltd. is a world leading manufacturer supporting emergency and remote site operations worldwide. Best known for the industry-proven Bambi Bucket® for aerial firefighting, SEI Industries Ltd. also manufactures fire ignition equipment offering innovative tools to prescribed fire and land management industries with the Dragon® Fire Ignition product line. SEI Industries Ltd. is a global leader in building equipment to support both civilian and military operations in remote sites that require fuel, liquid storage and transport capabilities.

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