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Cairns Fire Helmet Products

Leather fire helmets

The New Yorker™ and N6A Houston™ Leather fire helmets are the only 100% hand-crafted leather helmet shells that meets the most recent structural firefighting certification level. The N6A Houston™ is also NFPA 1971-2013 certified.

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Traditional fire helmets

Our traditional fire helmets include the Cairns® 1010 Traditional Composite Fire Helmet, Cairns® 1044 Traditional Composite Fire Helmet, and the Cairns® 880 Tradition® Thermoplastic Fire Helmet. All are NFPA 1971-2013 certified.

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Modern fire helmets

Our modern fire helmets include the Cairns® 660C Metro™ Composite Fire Helmet, Cairns® HP3Commando™ Composite Fire Helmet, Cairns® Invader 664® Composite Fire Helmet, and the Cairns® 360 Structural Thermoplastic Fire Helmet. All are NFPA 1971-2013 certified.

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Rescue helmets

The 360R Rescue Helmet offers the lowest profile of NFPA-approved helmets. Constructed of Ultem thermoplastic, this helmet features the same level of protection against impact and penetration hazards found in other Cairns® helmets. This helmet is certified to both NFPA 1971-2013 for structural firefighting as well as NFPA 1951-2013 for urban search and rescue (USAR).

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Fire helmet accessories

We offer accessories that include custom leather fronts, goggles, Defender® Visors and Clear Command® Helmet Communication System.

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Online Tools and Videos

Cairns Helmet Fronts Configurator

Create and view your own custom helmet front using our online configuration tool. All front configurations can be ordered from any one of our distributors.

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Cairns Helmet Videos

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The Making of a Leather Fire Helmet
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Cairns Fire Helmet Product Overview
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Watch stories about Cairns experiences

Cairns® 1010 Traditional Fire Helmet Save Story
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Service and Standards

Fire helmet maintenance, service and repair

This MSA training program is specially designed and developed to address the MSA Cairns Fire Helmets repair and maintenance requirements of our Fire Service Channel Partners and Fire Service end-users.

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Compliance guide for Cairns helmets

MSA is pleased to offer the following resources to aid in compliance with the NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2008 Edition.

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