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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
Document number Begin Title
DIN 14530-8 2019-10-31 Fire fighting vehicles - Part 8: Group pumping appliance LF 20 KatS for the disaster prevention More  Comment 
ISO/WD 7240-7 2019-10-30 Fire detection and alarm systems - Part 7: Point-type smoke detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization More  Comment 
ISO/WD 7240-27 2019-10-30 Fire detection and alarm systems - Part 27: Point type fire detectors using a smoke sensor in combination with a carbon monoxide sensor and, optionally, one or more heat sensors More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 17450-1 2019-12 Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist components - Part 1: Product characteristics and test methods for strainer and filter components; German and English version prEN 17450-1:2019 More  Read draft and comment
DIN 14800-13 2019-12 Fire-fighting equipment for fire-fighting and rescue service vehicles - Part 13: Road accident tool chest More  Read draft and comment
DIN EN 17446 2019-11 Fire extinguishing systems in commercial kitchens - Design and test requirements; German and English version prEN 17446:2019 More  Read draft and comment

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DIN CEN ISO/TS 21805; DIN SPEC 14039:2019-07 2019-07 VN Guidance on design, selection and installation of vents to safeguard the structural integrity of enclosures protected by gaseous fire-extinguishing systems (ISO/TS 21805:2018); German version CEN ISO/TS 21805:2019 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 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


New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN EN 14972-16 2019-11 Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 16: Test protocol for industrial oil cookers for open nozzle systems; German version EN 14972-16:2019 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 14530-5 2019-11 Fire-fighting vehicles - Part 5: Group pumping appliance LF 10 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 14530-11 2019-11 Fire-fighting vehicles - Part 11: Group pumping appliance LF 20 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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