Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.
MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas- and flame-detection systems, portable gas-detection instruments, industrial head-protection products, firefighter protective apparel and helmets, and fall protection devices. With 2017 revenues of $1.2 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA realises approximately half of its revenue from outside North America. In 2017, MSA was recognised as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the third consecutive year.
For more than a century, MSA has been working closely with emergency services worldwide to develop best-in-class self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), world-leading head and hearing protection systems, sophisticated digital monitoring systems as well as innovative portable gas detectors. Rugged and reliable equipment to battle the toughest conditions is the backbone of why we can proudly say MSA is ‘The Safety Company’.
Structural Firefighting in buildings is certainly the most alarming and one of the most dangerous and challenging operations. But also open-space fires as well as dealing with rescue operations, hazmat interventions and even technical incidents like road traffic accidents are similarly demanding of the body, mind and health of Firefighters and other First Responders. All missions have one thing in common – the need for different skills and special equipment to effectively face the very specific risks and requirements.
Inventing and delivering Protective Equipment for exactly these operations is our passion and mission. In our portfolio you will find various solutions to tackle risks like: impacts of flames and highest temperatures, toxic IDLH atmospheres, low visibility, falling debris, confined spaces, damaged vehicles, gas leakage or chemical splashes, and also unstable ground, environmental or structural hazards, projectiles and high-noise situations.
The G1 SCBA
The G1 fire-service SCBA was designed to integrate all modern SCBA features into a compact and easy-to-operate device. The single power supply drives alarm system and user interface, telemetry radio module, head-up-display (HUD) and voice amplifier. The display provides full benefit without distraction by always displaying exclusive information which is relevant in the given situation. All G1 versions include swivelling and adjustable hip belt, electronic control unit, telemetry module, lung-governed demand valve and buddy breather second connection. The G1 full-face mask excels in outstanding wearing comfort and is low profile and low effort in maintenance. In stand-by, the open port technology offers unrestricted breathing. No electronic components reside on the mask to reduce the overall investment.
The Gallet F1 XF
Developed with firefighters from around the globe, the Gallet F1 XF sets the new standard for structural firefighting helmets. It enters a new dimension of protection, functionalities integration, comfort of use and modularity. The configurable design makes the Gallet F1 XF fire helmet the perfect fit for various interventions such as structural and outdoor fires, technical rescue operations and road traffic accidents.
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