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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).

How is FNFW composed?


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Andreas Schleifer

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Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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DIN CEN/T? 00391026 2022-12-02 Digital Chain of Custody for CBRNE Evidence - Part 2: Data Management and Audit More  Comment 
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DIN 14036 2023-01 Dynamic and adaptive escape routing guidance - Planning and implementation of directional concepts More  Read draft and comment
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DIN 14035 2022-11 Standard Marking on roof of fire fighting vehicles - Explanation More  Order from Beuth Verlag
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DIN EN 15004-3 2022-12-31 Fixed firefighting systems - Gas extinguishing systems - Part 3: Physical properties and system design of gas extinguishing systems for HCFC Blend A extinguishant (ISO 14520-6:2006, modified); German version EN 15004-3:2008 More  Comment 

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