Firefighter Health and Safety

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Firefighter
Health & Safety

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A Changing World

The role of a firefighter has never been more challenging. Some of these challenges are because of climate change with firefighters called out to incidents of flooding, wildfires and other natural disasters, but others are as a result of the changes in the fabric of our own lives. As a consequence, fires are more dangerous because of the increasing heat load, duration, and toxicity of substances released during fire.

Not only must firefighters be well-trained, physically and mentally fit, and safely equipped, but they must also properly wear the most ergonomic and best protective gear, and maintain, clean and disinfect it.

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.

Backplate specifically designed for comfort in longer duration wear Learn More

M1 SCBA

Improved Ergonomics

Backplate specifically designed for comfort in longer duration wear

Harness made from dust and water repellent materials helps to reduce time for mechanical cleaning. Entire SCBA can be machine washed with no disassembly required. Rescue line with flush function increases safety by cleaning medium pressure coupling. CleanConnect rescue line with patented flush function cleans coupling instantly with medium pressure.
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Enhanced Hygiene

Harness made from dust and water repellent materials helps to reduce time for mechanical cleaning

Entire SCBA can be machine washed with no disassembly required

CleanConnect rescue line with patented flush function cleans coupling instantly with medium pressure

Ergonomic, well balanced design for comfort and intuitive adjustment mechanisms for optimal fit. Choice between removable, machine-washable textile soft goods or leather soft goods that can be wiped with microfiber cloth. Entire helmet can be machine washed with no disassembly required (except for electronics). Learn More

GALLET F1XF Helmet

Ergonomic, well balanced design for comfort and intuitive adjustment mechanisms for optimal fit

Choice between removable, machine-washable textile soft goods or leather soft goods that can be wiped with microfiber cloth

Entire helmet can be machine washed with no disassembly required (except for electronics)

Dust and water (IP67 tested) protection class and no batteries make cleaning easy Learn More

C1 Headset

Dust and water (IP67 tested) protection class and no batteries make cleaning easy

Lightweight design and low inhalation / exhalation resistance for comfortable wear over longer duration. Disassembly in less than 30 sec. Tough lens for protection when cleaning and disinfecting. NEW SKIN-SENSITIVE OPTION Alternative formulation accommodating users who may experience skin sensitivity or allergy. Learn More

G1 Mask

Lightweight design and low inhalation / exhalation resistance for comfortable wear over longer duration

Disassembly in less than 30 sec

Tough lens for protection when cleaning and disinfecting

NEW SKIN-SENSITIVE OPTION
Alternative formulation accommodating users who may experience skin sensitivity or allergy

Download our Cleaning & Disinfection Guidelines

MSA is helping to advise its customers of industry-accepted cleaning and disinfecting processes and procedures in an effort to help maintain firefighters’ equipment and protect it from damage that may be caused by cleaning agents or the cleaning methods themselves.

The below guidelines should be read and considered in addition to the applicable product user manuals and instructions.

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Best practices to help reduce firefighter risk