Businessman / Inventor / Entrepreneur
Don Arney’s creative approach to solving problems has resulted in a series of products sold throughout the world. He is based on the west coast of Canada near Vancouver Island.
Invented by Don Arney in 1982, the Bambi Bucket reinvented aerial firefighting for helicopters with its full collapsibility and accurate water drops! Globally, the Bambi Bucket brand is known among firefighting agencies and has become synonymous with aerial firefighting. It is now used in more than 115 countries around the world by more than 1,000 helicopter operators. Read More →
This video, produced by the NIHF, features Don Arney telling the story of how he invented the Bambi Bucket. Filmed from his beautiful home on Salt Spring Island, Don talks about mining the mind for ideas at deeper levels, a process he credits to his practice of Transcendental Meditation. Read More →
COAST CONNECTIONS - Fighting Wildfires with Don Arney
Coast Connections host Elizabeth Heinz and guest Don Arney, Inventor of the Bambi Bucket sit down to talk about how this big orange bucket became a brand name synonymous with helicopter firefighting not only in British Columbia but worldwide.