The entire fire service industry recognizes that soiled or contaminated protective gear can expose firefighters to particulates, spread communicable disease, absorb heat, conduct electricity, and can be flammable. In short, clean PPE can help keep you safe.
NFPA 1851 requires the user to evaluate PPE after each use to determine the appropriate cleaning level. MSA recommends obtaining a copy of the current edition of NFPA 1851 to ensure complete compliance. Information regarding inspection criteria, cleaning criteria, repair, and retirement of your MSA Cairns Fire Helmet is also available in the MSA Cairns Fire Helmet Operating Manual.
The following guide is meant to assist firefighters in performing on scene and Advanced Cleaning of Structural Fire Helmets. Download the guide below!