Head to Toe Health

A Changing World

Firefighting is invaluable to our communities, but it isn't easy. It's hot, hazardous, and let's face it, grueling. With the fireground dynamic changing from increased heat loads and toxic substances, the job today is more dangerous than ever.

When you're battling a fire and it's burning hotter and faster, seconds matter. Being well-trained, physically fit, and safely equipped can make all the difference.

Why We Do What We Do

At MSA, your health, safety and well-being are what drive us to not only develop technologically-advanced safety equipment to help protect you on the job, but to advocate for your well-being. In fact, after more than 100 years in business, our mission remains unchanged: that men and women may work in safety and live in health.

The MSA Mission Since 1914:

That men and women may work in safety and that they, their families, and their communities may live in health throughout the world.

Committed to Firefighter Health & Safety

At MSA, we engineer products designed to help meet today's changing fireground dynamics. From advanced ergonomics built into every G1 SCBA, to removable soft goods on Cairns® helmets, to an improved range of motion with Globe athletic gear, MSA stays true to our mission.

As health and safety advocates, we support a variety of both community and national level organizations and initiatives. We focus on education, training, and cancer awareness through our participation as a sustaining partner with the non-profit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN).

Advocates For Cancer Awareness

#KeepYourMaskOn

According to the CDC and NIOSH, firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from cancer1. Significant preventative measures have been identified that firefighters can take immediately, including: Use SCBA from initial attack through completion of overhaul2. Although this alone does not eliminate all risk, it is a significant safety measure that should be adhered to. There are many preventative measures firefighters can take outside of their PPE usage, and it is advised by FCSN that firefighters follow all the organization's recommended cancer prevention directives.

At MSA, we're setting the pace for safety with continuous improvements and innovations in PPE. For today. For tomorrow. For the future.

1 Daniels RD et al. Occup Environ Med doi:10.1136/oemed 2013-101662, https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/firefighters/pdfs/OEM_FF_Ca_Study_10-2013.pdf
2 "Taking Action against Cancer in the Fire Service," Firefighter Cancer Support Network, August 2013, https://firefightercancersupport.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/taking-action-against-cancer-in-the-fire-service-pdf.pdf

Products Developed For Firefighter Health and Safety

3/4-pound lighter than traditional designs, for more comfortable wear over longer periods of time Learn More

G1 SCBA Facepiece

3/4-pound lighter than traditional designs, for more comfortable wear over longer periods of time

Multi-position adjustable lumbar pad allows customizable sizing for more comfortable wear for longer periods of time Learn More

G1 SCBA Ergonomics

Multi-position adjustable lumbar pad allows customizable sizing for more comfortable wear for longer periods of time

Designed to help reduce exposure to toxic substances without significant added heat stress Learn More

Globe Interface Guards

Designed to help reduce exposure to toxic substances without significant added heat stress

Remote incident command for easier monitoring of firefighter well-being during an event

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Remote incident command for easier monitoring of firefighter well-being during an event

First (and only) on market with removable soft goods for easier cleaning. Learn More
All Cairns Leather Helmets now offer removable, washable soft goods.

Cairns® Helmets

First (and only) on market with removable soft goods for easier cleaning

All Cairns® Leather Helmets now offer removable, washable soft goods.

First on market with removable soft goods that don't require breaking pneumatic or electronic connections for easier cleaning Learn More

G1 SCBA

First on market with removable soft goods that don't require breaking pneumatic or electronic connections for easier cleaning

Athletically inspired design with unique stretch materials, makes work easier, minimizes fatigue Learn More

Globe Athletix™ Turnout Gear

Athletically inspired design with unique stretch materials, makes work easier, minimizes fatigue

Even lighter and more flexible with continuous segmented panels to provide unprecedented flexibility Learn More

Globe Supraflex™ Boots

Even lighter and more flexible with continuous segmented panels to provide unprecedented flexibility

Helps to reduce slips and falls in cold and wet conditions Learn More

Globe Arctic Grip Pro Soles

Helps to reduce slips and falls in cold and wet conditions