MSA Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet

Part Trailblazer. Part Top Gun. All Cairns®.

MSA Cairns® XF1

All-new, game-changing, jet-style fire helmet

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The Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet has been certified compliant to NFPA-1971:2018 and NFPA-1951:2013 for USAR applications.

The Right Time for Something New

We know the MSA Cairns XF1 looks entirely different than the helmet you’re wearing now. And that’s the point. At MSA Cairns, we’re always striving to innovate helmet technology—which is why we're always talking to firefighters about their gear.

“I tried to hate this helmet, but after wearing it … I’m a fan, I truly am.”
— Andrew Tomer
Division Chief: Allegheny County Emergency Services
Chief Andrew Tomer

Lighting the Way

One of firefighters’ favorite features of the Cairns XF1 fire helmet has been the Integrated Light Module. This robust, compact light accessory is housed inside of the helmet, reducing exposure to heat, flames, and impact. And, thanks to strategic placement on either side of the helmet, rather than at the top of the head, the XF1’s lights improve visibility without detracting from others' vision.


Easy to Clean

The Cairns XF1 fire helmet’s modular design allows it to be quickly disassembled for thorough inspection, care and maintenance. Plus, the helmet’s soft goods are removable, washable and replaceable – all without requiring the use of tools. These features have all been engineered to help firefighters align with cancer prevention directives as written by the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.


Personalized Fit

To maximize comfort, there are several easy-to-find adjustments so that the fire helmet fit can be personalized to the individual. When it’s all said and done, the contoured style of the XF1 doesn’t just fit most firefighters – it fits them comfortably.


Reduced Snags

The Cairns XF1 jet-style fire helmet has been engineered as much for comfort and fit as safety. The most obvious feature is what it lacks – the XF1 is brimless. While untraditional, the lack of a brim reduces snag hazards. Plus, the helmet's accessories, like lighting and communications, are integrated seamlessly into the design, resulting in a sleek profile.


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Cairns XF1 Fire Helmet Integrated Accessories

From the company with a tradition of helmet innovation: a not so traditional set of helmet features.

Light Module


Face Shield

Ocular Visor