The most popular NFPA approved composite helmet.Cairns 660C Metro: Ultra low profile design with a full brim for maximum protection. No wonder it’s the most popular NFPA structural fiberglass composite helmet anywhere. It features a tough DuraGlas® fiberglass composite shell with color molded through to keep nicks and chips practically invisible.
Non-corroding, high-temperature, glass-filled polymer hardware keeps your chosen faceshield or goggle correctly anchored and in place under the toughest conditions. Ultra high-temperature (TPR) edge trim will not melt or drip. The Nomex chinstrap with one-hand quick release buckle and postman slide allows quick and easy adjustment.
A Choice of Nomex or PBI/Kevlar earlap offers increased neck/ear coverage and protection. The patented shell release increases neck and head protection, makes replacement of the protective components easy.
A high-temperature foam cap increases thermal and impact protection and a higher temperature impact cap liner resists distortion at higher temperatures. An exclusive SCBA interface front headband adjustment matches the fit of any SCBA mask and a three-position rear ratchet height adjustment ensures a secure and comfortable fit for all head sizes between 6-3/8 and 8-3/8 inches.
The flannel or leather cushioned liners depending on the configuration you choose are easily removable for washing or upgrading, so you’ll always be able to enjoy all the comfort these exceptional helmets can provide.
- High-temperature foam cap increases thermal and impact protection and a higher temperature impact cap liner resists distortion at higher temperatures
- Non-corroding, high-temperature glass-filled faceshield/goggle hardware
- Rugged, high-temperature (TPR) edge trim will not melt or drip
- Through-color, DuraGlas fiberglass, and high-temperature composite resists cracking and chipping.
- Soft black Nomex chinstrap features one-hand quick-release buckle and postman slide for quick removal and adjustment
- Nomex or PBI/Kevlar earlap for increased neck/ear coverage and protection
- Patented shell release increases neck and head protection
- 3-position rear ratchet height adjust for a secure and comfortable fit
- SCBA interface front headband adjustment matches the fit of any SCBA mask
- Removable flannel or leather cushion liners
- 5-year shell replacement warranty
- NFPA-1971-2018 Compliant
MSA's exclusive Defender Visor— Never lose or misplace your eye protection again. There’s no other NFPA compliant helmet eyewear as compact or as convenient. The MSA Defender Visor actually retracts into the helmet’s shell where it stays clean and instantly ready to deploy. Cairns’ unique design allows the visor to be raised and lowered in an instant, even with gloved hands. And don't be concerned about it slipping; the Defender stays securely stowed until YOU pull it down.
It’s optically correct lens eliminates peripheral distortion. Its sleek, close-fitting profile leaves nothing sticking out or hanging off the helmet to get caught on something in zero-visibility conditions or throw the helmet off balance. And maintenance is simple. The visor can be quickly disconnected from the helmet without tools, allowing fast lens changes, even during field use. Prepare for maximum efficiency.
A sleek, low-profile, NFPA-compliant goggle designed to fit comfortably over most prescription glasses. The high-temperature frame allows fast lens replacement. Patented Speed Clips make strap adjustments easy, even with gloves on. The snap-on/snap-off mounting system consists of simple low-profile posts on the sides of the helmet. Goggles can be used alone or with a faceshield. They can be stored on the front or back of the helmet, or quickly removed, as desired.
4” Tuffshield® Visor. Although it costs you no more than the clear and smoke visor options, we at TheFireStore.com believe the Tuffshield visor offers distinct advantages. We supply it as the standard equipment visor on all Cairns Traditional and Deluxe Configuration helmets for some very good reasons: Tuffshield is significantly more heat resistant. The Tuffshield Defender visor is heat-resistant up to 500° F. Other visor materials will start to melt at about 345° Tuffshield is a heavier grade material with more impact resistance.
As the name implies, it’s just tougher. The slight yellowish tint helps you see better, day or night. Like a pair of amber shooting glasses, they filter out harsh wavelengths and glare, improving contrast and revealing more detail under all lighting conditions—including looking at flames. 4” amber Tuffshield visor is compliant with NFPA 1971, 2013 edition. All visors meet ANSI Z87.1+ impact requirements.
Standard Configuration Includes:
- Flannel Cushion Liner
- Nomex Earlaps
- Leather Cushion Liner
- Flannel Crown Pad,
- PBI/Kevlar Earlaps
Ratings & Reviews
I love my helmet.
REAL protection in the oil and gas indus
1. I use this product when inspecting wellheads, drillings rigs, fracking of new wells, compressor stations, gas plant fractionators, gathering and distribution stations, measuring emissions from oil stock tanks and other sources. 2. This 660C Helmet provides real thermal protection for the head and face. The thin plastic ""hard hats"" in current use will give the wearer a ""really bad hair day"" if they are caught in a fire. 3. The 660C is slightly heavier that the current ""hard hats"" but on the third day of use the weight factor is no longer noticable as the neck muscles adjust.
I have had a Metro since I could walk. Here I am, 16 years later, and could not be taken out of one! These things are indestructable, completely versatile, and can be assigned to either structural or non-structural firefighters.
"how many bugles for 1st asst. chief ?"
Good question, I'll try to answer this the best way I can and you will have to decide which is the correct answer for the area you are from. There are usually 5 crossed horns for the Chief of the department, the next man/woman directly below the chief gets 4 crossed horns, and the next gets 3 crossed horns, and then 2 crossed horns. You see how this is going, ok now we get into the touchy area. He where I am from the postion below the chief is the deputy chief, (4 horns) then the Asst chief (3 horns), then Asst. chief, (3 horns) and Battilon chief (2 horns) then we get into the Captains 2 horns standing or laying depending if they are engine or truck, and leiutenants get 1 horn same as the captains. 99% of the departments in this area (Philadelphia / Suburabs) do it that way, except for the city of Philadelphia they switch the asst. and deputy chiefs in the pecking order. Have I confused you? If your 1st asst is next in line under the chief he gets the 4 crossed horns, hope I've answered your question.
"is this product compliant with NFPA 1971 (2007 or current edition)"
Not sure what you are asking? See below, either the Goggle System, Defender Eye protection, or the 4"" face shield all meet the NFPA Standard The most popular NFPA approved composite helmet Standard Configuration: Includes Flannel Cushion Liner, Nomex Earlaps. Deluxe Configuration: Leather Cushion Liner, Flannel Crown Pad, PBI/Kevlar...
"can these helmets be repainted? (color change)"
660C Metro Fibreglass Thru-Colour Composite Sherwin Williams - Super Acrylic Spray Enamel Due to the lack of control over condition and methods used, MSA Cairns Helmets cannot guarantee the result of repainting helmets when performed in the field.
"How would you attach a traditional leather helmet shield to this type of helmet?"
A traditional leather helmet front will not fit a 660C Metro helmet, it will be to tall, the front is 6 inch's high, where as a modern front(660C Metro) uses a 4 inch front. To add a front to your 660 helmet they do so with velcro. Hope this answers your question.
"Can you pick the style of reflective stripping such as bars or diamond pattern?"
This model helmet comes standard with the strips from MSA, if you want a different style it would be faster and cheaper for you to change the trim yourself after you get the helmet. Keep in mind also that by removing the trim you could change the criteria that makes the helmet meet NFPA standards, sizes, color, all of this is part of the NFPA 1971 helmet standard.
"If you order the 660 with the defender eye protection installed does it make the helmet dimensions change? ie: Does the helmet itself get larger? or does the internal size decrease? (I have a big head)"
Mike not that we are aware of, something like that they would have created a brand new part number, with or without still the same
"What is the manufacturer's specification on recommended expiration time? Example: Replace after 10 years of service"
All NFPA certified helmets fall under the same specification. It is recommended that all helmets be replaced 10 years after their manufactures date.
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