MSA Safety Welcome Tour De France – “World Capital of Fire Helmets”


MSA Safety Welcome Tour De France – “World Capital of Fire Helmets”

Helmets are an essential safety product used by people around the globe, ranging from the cyclists in the Tour de France to firefighters helping to keep their communities safe. This year, the Tour de France is making its first-ever stop in the “World Capital of Fire Helmets,” as MSA Safety’s own Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, France, manufacturing facility welcomes the world’s best cyclists for Stage 13 of the race.

Home to the iconic MSA Gallet fire helmet, Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne is serving as a stage town for the first time in the Tour de France’s 120-year history. Cyclists and Tour viewers from around the world will be greeted by the larger-than-life MSA Gallet F1 helmet at the roundabout at the town’s entrance, showcasing the company’s legacy of helping to keep first responders safe.

The iconic helmet has been serving firefighters for almost forty years now, in that time, MSA has never stopped innovating, bringing continuous improvements to the helmet, and making it a highly reputable partner for the firefighter.

“The city’s history includes helping to protect first responders and industrial workers worldwide, and we’re excited to welcome the Tour de France to Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne,” said Yohan Morel, Marketing Director for MSA International. “With MSA Safety’s head protection products made right here and used in 80 countries, the Tour de France is showing the world the city that’s fulfilling the MSA Safety mission of helping to keep people safe at work every day.”

Cyclists will depart the city on 14 July for Stage 13, one of the Tour de France mountain stages. Learn more about the iconic MSA Gallet helmets through the official site.