Inventor earns top awards - Salt Spring's don Arney in elite group


Recognition of a phenomenal invention that transformed the world of aerial firefighting and a company that continues to create and contribute on a global scale has earned Don Arney the honour of being a 2017 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The invention being celebrated is the Bambi Bucket, created by Arney in 1982. The now familiar firefighting device is an open-top cloth bag fastened beneath a helicopter with full collapsibility that delivers a solid column of water or foam efficiently, directly and accurately to extinguish flames.

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