MSA Safety introduces new fire helmet and connected technologies at FDIC International

April 18, 2024

MSA Safety debuts lighter, more comfortable fire helmet

MSA Safety, Inc. has unveiled its latest innovation in firefighter safety equipment at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The company introduced the MSA Cairns® 1836 Fire Helmet, which is recognized for its lightweight design in the North American fire service market.

The helmet not only offers a comfortable fit but also features a new slide-lock system that simplifies maintenance without the need for special tools.

Bob Apel, MSA Safety Executive Director of Global Fire Service and Digital Experience, commented on the release: “We’re excited about the new Cairns 1836 Fire Helmet and how it embodies our extensive engineering knowledge and our commitment to tradition within the fire service,” said Apel.

“The Cairns 1836 addresses the preferences for fire helmets that are low-profile, comfortable, and easy to maintain.

“We know helmets are more than just gear, they are cherished items, that serve a purpose to help protect firefighters.”

Enhancements in connected firefighter technology showcased

At FDIC, which attracts over 30,000 fire service professionals annually, MSA Safety also highlighted advancements in its Connected Firefighter Platform.

This ecosystem integrates hardware and software technologies, including the industry-leading G1 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and MSA FireGrid software.

The platform aims to streamline equipment management by digitizing tasks such as compliance checks and inspection schedules, thereby improving the management and longevity of firefighting equipment.

“The Connected Firefighter Platform is designed to make firefighters’ jobs easier and ensure they are always prepared and ready to respond,” Apel explained.

“With a focus on ease of use and seamless integration, the Connected Firefighter Platform offers solutions that help improve safety and create true partnerships between fire departments and MSA.

“The result is that the work of firefighters to keep their communities safe is more efficient and effective.”

Broad range of fire service solutions displayed

In addition to the Cairns 1836 Fire Helmet, MSA Safety’s display at FDIC included a wide array of products under its fire service brands.

Among these were Globe turnout gear and boots and the ALTAIR io 4™ portable gas detection wearable.

These offerings are part of MSA+, the company’s comprehensive safety subscription service, which is now available for the LUNAR device and ALTAIR gas detectors.

MSA Safety’s booth at FDIC is number 1711.

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