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DIN Standards Committee Firefighting and Fire Protection

About FNFW

The Firefighting and Fire Protection Standards Committee (FNFW) has developed from the "Department for standardization of firefighting equipment in the Standards Committee of the German Industry" which was founded back in the year 1920.  

According to the structure of the International and the European Standardization, it is today divided into five branches, some of which have assigned their special tasks to individual working committees.

FNFW carries out the standardization work required in its domain, in fact on the national, European and International level. Its activities are focussed especially in the field of fire protection, disaster control, preventive fire protection, technical support and crisis management.

The Responsibility of FNFW ranges from the standardization of fire service equipment to firefighting and rescue service vehicles, fire detection and fire alarm systems, fixed and mobile firefighting systems and fire extinguishing equipment to the construction and facilities for fire stations, and furthermore, the domain of Societal security.

In order to take the increasingly important European and International Standardization of firefighting and fire protection equipment into due account, the working committees on the European and International level are cooperating very intensely with the following committees of CEN:

  • CEN/TC 70 "Manual means of fire fighting equipment";
  • CEN/TC 72 "Fire detection and fire alarm systems";
  • CEN/TC 158/WG 3 "Fire fighting helmets";
  • CEN/TC 191 "Fixed firefighting systems";
  • CEN/TC 192 "Fire service equipment";
  • CEN/TC 391 "Societal and Citizen Security"


  • ISO/TC 21 "Equipment for fire protection and fire fighting";
  • ISO/TC 94/SC 14 "Fire-fighters' personal equipment";
  • ISO/TC 223 "Societal Security";
  • ISO/TMB/SAG S "Strategic Advisory Group on Security"

In addition to this, an especially close cooperation is maintained with the following national standards committees at DIN:

  • Valves standards committee (NAA);
  • Road Vehicle Engineering Standards Committee (NAAutomobil);
  • Building and civil engineering standards committee (NABau);
  • German commission for electrical, electronic and information technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE);
  • Optics and precision mechanics standards committee (NAFuO);
  • Heating and Cooking Equipment Standards Committee (FNH);
  • Timber and Furniture Standards Committee (NHM);
  • Personal protective equipment standards committee (NPS);
  • First aid services and hospital standards committee (NARK);
  • Railway standardisation committee (FSF);
  • Shipbuilding and Marine Technology Standards Committee (NSMT);
  • Safety design principles standards committee (NASG);
  • Tank installations standards committee (NATank);
  • Fundamental Technical Standards Committee (NATG);
  • Water practice standards committee (NAW).

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New projects
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DIN 14461-3/A1 2019-03-21 Delivery valve installations for firefighting purposes - Part 3: Fire hose valves for nominal pressure PN 16 More  Comment 
DIN EN 00191343 2019-03-11 Fixed firefighting systems - Automatic sprinkler systems - Design, assembly, installation and commissioning of pump sets More  Comment 
DIN EN 00391020 2019-03-11 CBRNE Training Framework: Requirements for CBRNE education and training More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN 14680 2019-06 Firefighting and fire protection - Hand-operated cable reels - A.C., three-phase A.C. and D.C. and rapid-response line on emergency vehicles More 
DIN 14038-1 2019-06 Supplier of fire extinguishing systems - Part 1: Requirements More 
DIN 14922 2019-03 Multi purpose bag for fire service use More  Read draft and comment

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DIN CEN/TS 54-14; DIN SPEC 14002:2019-01 2019-01 VN Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 14: Guidelines for planning, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance; German version CEN/TS 54-14:2018 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 17091; DIN SPEC 14414:2019-01 2019-01 VN Crisis management - Guidance for developing a strategic capability; German version CEN/TS 17091:2018 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN CEN/TS 17159; DIN SPEC 14413:2018-06 2018-06 VN Societal and citizen security - Guidance for the security of hazardous materials (CBRNE) in healthcare facilities; German version CEN/TS 17159:2018 More  Order from Beuth Verlag


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DIN 14010 2019-04 Statements for fire statistics More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 16925 2019-03 Fixed firefighting systems - Automatic residential sprinkler systems - Design, installation and maintenance; German version EN 16925:2018 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 14800-18 Beiblatt 5 2019-03 Fire-fighting equipment for fire-fighting and rescue service vehicles - Part 18: Additional equipment loading sets for fire fighting vehicles; Supplement 5: Equipment loading set E, portable pump PFPN 10-1000 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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Documents withdrawn without replacement
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DIN EN 54-11 2019-05-31 Fire detection and fire alarm systems - Part 11: Manual call points; German and English version prEN 54-11:2015 More  Comment 

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