MSA Block Party

FDIC 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Join MSA for food, prizes, and this year's G1 Readiness Race!—can you don a G1 SCBA and Globe turnout jacket fast enough to win?

What You'll Experience

Win a G1 iTIC

Participate in the G1 Readiness Race for your chance to win five G1 iTIC Upgrade Kits or a Cairns® Helmet!

Free Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks from local favorites Byrne's Pizza and Sun King Brewery. Open to FDIC attendees. Must be 21+ for entry.

Support a Good Cause

MSA will donate $50 for every G1 Readiness Race participant to the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

Join the Challenge: G1 Readiness Race

The first phase of the competition runs from 7:00-8:30PM (must be in line by 8:30PM to participate). After phase one of the competition is complete, players with the top four times will race again, head-to-head, to determine final places.

Do you have what it takes? Watch the G1 Readiness Race video to learn more.

How to Play
G1 Readiness Race

To win, complete these 9 steps the fastest:

  1. Change cylinder
  2. Swap battery
  3. New for 2018! - Don Globe turnout jacket (clasping is optional)
  4. Don the G1 & facepiece; must tighten straps
  5. Don hood & helmet; attach chin strap
  6. Open air cylinder
  7. Connect the regulator to the facepiece
  8. Yell out, "MSA G1!"
  9. Disconnect the regulator

G1 Readiness Race

To win, you must follow these rules:

  • All 9 steps must be completed (order does not matter).
  • MSA judges will be on-site to ensure proper completion.
  • Equipment will be provided by MSA.
  • Times will be broadcast on-site on a digital leaderboard.
  • Top 4 players from initial competition will race again, head-to-head, to determine final places.

See official rules

Prizes: G1 Readiness Race @ FDIC

Prizes awarded at 9:45PM. Must be present to win. Every participant will receive a hood to use for the race. Every player with a time 44.999 or less will win a G1 iTIC Upgrade Kit.

Grand Prize

Five G1 iTIC Upgrade Kits for the winner's department, plus one Cairns® Leather Helmet for the winner

Second Place

Cairns Leather Helmet

Third Place

Cairns Traditional Helmet

Fourth Place

$150 Visa Gift Card


Questions about the Block Party or G1 Readiness Race? Fill out the form & we'll be in touch soon.