In the back of a tree-lined industrial mall a few miles from Vancouver International Airport, a fellow named Jerry is playing with water.
It’s his job to fill a big orange fabric bucket, lift it up into the air on a winch, and then hit a big black button to open a valve in the bottom of the bucket. Water cascades out in a controlled torrent, splashing into an in-ground pool.
Over and over, he lowers the bucket down into the pool, refills it, winches it back up, and hits the button until he’s satisfied with the bucket’s performance.
Jerry works for SEI Industries and he’s testing a Bambi Bucket, the indispensable aerial firefighting tool invented and made in Canada.