Don Arney’s Bambi Bucket, a major contribution to aerial firefighting tech from the 1980s

Don Arney’s Bambi Bucket, a major contribution to aerial firefighting tech from the 1980s

Helicopters and other aircraft are often used to combat fires which cannot be controlled by personnel on the ground and the practice is a fairly expensive one. Various online sources cite to a 2003 statement from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management that those agencies own, contract or lease 1,000 aircraft for aerial firefighting each year at an annual cost of more than $250 million as of 2003.

His Invention Saves Lives, Wildlife, and Millions of Acres in 115 Countries

His Invention Saves Lives, Wildlife, and Millions of Acres in 115 Countries

This summer, while Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria pummeled Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean, one of the worst wildfire seasons ever ravaged over 10 million acres across the western United States and Canada. Fortunately, an ingenious invention called the Bambi Bucket® is helping first-responders and the National Guard battle wildland fires from the sky.