Second Recipient Announced for 2023 MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet Giveaway

Congratulations to Gerard Thorry, treasurer at the Mountain Lake Fire Company in Belvidere, NJ, for winning a personalized MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet! Thorry is the second recipient of the 2023 MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet Giveaway, a program in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

The giveaway provides an opportunity for volunteer responders to experience the most innovative and up-to-date technology to help improve health and safety. The Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet reduces snag hazards, provides a personalized fit, and houses its own integrated light module. Plus, the soft goods are removeable, washable, and replaceable.

There will be one more opportunity to enter to win the helmet this year. The next entry period opens on September 1. One final firefighter will be awarded one helmet via random selection. Participants must be an active volunteer firefighter and a member of the NVFC at their time of entry.

Stay tuned to the NVFC web site and Dispatch enewsletter for details. Learn more about the helmet and the giveaway at

About MSA
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products and software that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, software, 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 fire service, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, construction, industrial manufacturing applications, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, utilities, 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 helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices. With 2022 revenues of $1.5 billion, MSA employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. The Company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America. For more information visit MSA’s web site at

About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at