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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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DIN EN 13565-2 Berichtigung 1 2021-05-11 Fixed firefighting systems - Foam systems - Part 2: Design, construction and maintenance; German version EN 13565-2:2018+AC:2019/AC:2021 More  Comment 
DIN 14620 2021-05-11 Warning lights and warning signal units emitting blue and amber light More  Comment 
DIN 14462 2021-04-28 Water conduit for fire extinguishing - Planning, installation, operation and maintenance of fire hose systems and pillar fire hydrant and underground fire systems More  Comment 

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DIN EN ISO 21805 2021-06 Guidance on design, selection and installation of vents to safeguard the structural integrity of enclosures protected by gaseous fire-extinguishing systems (ISO/DIS 21805:2021); German and English version prEN ISO 21805:2021 More 
DIN 14644 2021-05 Working light for low voltage More  Read draft and comment
DIN 14502-3 2021-03 Firefighting and rescue service vehicles - Part 3: Coloration and special markings More  Read draft and comment

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DIN CEN/TS 17551 2021-06 VN Fixed firefighting systems - Automatic sprinkler systems - Guidance for earthquake bracing; German version CEN/TS 17551:2021 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN 14972-1 2021-06 Standard Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 1: Design, installation, inspection and maintenance; German version EN 14972-1:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 22300 2021-06 Standard Security and resilience - Vocabulary (ISO 22300:2021); German version EN ISO 22300:2021 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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