MSA to Award TICs, Helmets

PITTSBURGH, PA—MSA announces the BROTHERHOOD BATTLE CHALLENGE, a mobile phone based scavenger hunt with more than $40,000 in prizes. Participants can win one of two MSA Evolution® 6000 Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) and charging kits (a package valued at $18,000 each) for their departments, plus Cairns® Helmets for their teams (valued from $350 to $1,000).

The event will be hosted in conjunction with Fire Department Instruction Conference (FDIC).


  • When: Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Indiana Convention Center Lobby
  • Register now:

There is no charge to participate and each contestant receives a free t-shirt. What’s more, all preregistered teams will be entered into a drawing to win Cairns 1044 Defender Traditional Helmets for each team member (valued at $350 each).

MSA’s BROTHERHOOD BATTLE CHALLENGE will be played via the SCVNGR smartphone app. Participants, in teams of up to four, must download the SCVNGR app onto one team member’s iPhone or Android (not available for Blackberry). The participants will meet at the MSA-sponsored stairs in the lobby of the Indiana Convention Center at 5:00 p.m.

To start the MSA BROTHERHOOD BATTLE CHALLENGE, teams will receive a “welcome” message on their smartphones, followed by an address that will fall within a five-block radius of the convention center. The participants are asked to go to the specified address and complete the challenge as instructed. It could be as simple as taking a picture or as challenging as Roman numeral math. If the participants perform the task correctly, they will be awarded points for their team, and then sent to the next closest, least populated CHALLENGE location. However if after several attempts, the challenge is still unanswered, a team may be forced to skip that task and move to the next, without accumulating any points.

To win one of the TICs, a team must have accumulated the highest points from their completed challenges. Should teams fall short, they still have a chance to win. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an additional Evolution 6000 TIC. To claim prizes, all team members must be present at the Awards Ceremony immediately following the game.

Register and learn more about MSA’s BROTHERHOOD BATTLE CHALLENGE at

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