MSA North America News

MSA’s acquisition of General Monitors boosts sales and manufacturing of flame and detection instruments

Acquistion of General Monitors by MSA will enhance the manufacture and sales of fire safety products MSA announced it has signed an agreement to acquire General Monitors, headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., a leading innovator and developer of advanced flame and gas detection systems. The transaction is valued at $280 million and will be financed with a combination of existing cash balances and incremental borrowing. General Monitors, which employs approximately 225 people...

National Junior Firefighter Academy courses registration open now

The firefighter program will cover topics like youth leadership, the future in fire service and youth activities National Junior Firefighter Academy courses are limited to 75 junior firefighters and 50 program advisors. The National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program has partnered with Firehouse Expo, Spartan Motors, Inc., and California Casualty to provide two courses targeted for junior firefighters and junior firefighter program advis...

Next generation SCBA tested by IAFF and Prince George’s County Fire/EMS

The new SCBA is expected to improve the safety of fire fighters on the frontlines. Photo: Justin DiPierro The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Prince George’s County, Md., Fire/EMS Department have conducted a field test of a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). “These important field tests give us the information we need to ensure that this cutting-edge technology is safe, reliable and ready to be deployed. This is one of th...

MSA announces fourth quarter and full year results

MSA has announced that net sales for the year ended December 31, 2009 decreased by 20 percent While the company may have seen the worst of the recession, the uncertain strength of the recovery will continue to present challenges for MSA throughout 2010.MSA  has announced that net sales for the year ended December 31, 2009 were $910.0 million compared with $1,134.3 million in 2008, a decrease of $224.3 million, or 20 percent. Net income for the year ended December 3...

MSA Declares First Quarter Dividend

The Board of Directors of MSA today declared a first quarter dividend of 24 cents per share on common stock The Board of Directors of MSA  today declared a first quarter dividend of 24 cents per share on common stock, payable March 10, 2010 to shareholders of record on February 16, 2010. The Board also declared a dividend of 56-1/4 cents per share on preferred stock, payable March 1, 2010 to shareholders of record on February 16, 2010.

MSA University – have YOU enrolled?

An MSA U screenshot - MSA's new online firefighter training facility New online firefighter training resource is quick, simple, and free! MSA U is MSA's premier online training center. At MSA U, training and information materials are available on a variety of subjects 24/7, presented in a variety of formats, and fully searchable. With over 120 available training programs - and more added regularly - you can save time, increase training retention and reduce administrat...

Coral Springs Fire Department wins MSA’s 2009 FireSlayer® of the Year

Coral Springs Fire Department received the MSA FireSlayer of the Year Award Annual award goes to Coral Springs personnel Each year, MSA honors firefighters performing exceptional acts of bravery by honoring them with the FireSlayer of the Year award. This year, the Coral Springs Fire Department was selected. The awardees are: Lieutenant Scott Nathanson, lead paramedic Alden Prince, driver/engineer Daniel Doherty, firefighter/paramedic John Barry, and firefighter/para...

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