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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 SPEC 14660/A1 2018-10-22 Firefighting and fire protection - Personal protective devices 230 V/16 A and 400 V/16 A for rescue teams More  Comment 
DIN 14680/A1 2018-10-22 Firefighting and fire protection - Hand-operated cable reels - A.C., three-phase A.C. and D.C. More  Comment 
ISO/NP TR 7240-9 2018-10-09 Fire detection and alarm systems - Part 9: Test fires for fire detectors More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 14375 2018-12 Firefighting and fire protection - Outlet standpipe nominal pressure PN 16 - Outlet standpipe 2 B More  Read draft and comment
DIN 14630 2018-12 Sound warning devices and special warning lights for authorized emergency vehicles - Requirements and operating schematic diagram More 
DIN EN 14972-9 2018-12 Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 9: Test protocol for machinery in enclosures not exceeding 260 m³ for open nozzle systems; German and English version prEN 14972-9:2018 More  Comment draft

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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
DIN SPEC 14355 2017-11 VN Firefighting and fire protection - Collecting breeching PN (nominal pressure) 16 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN SPEC 14601 2017-06 VN Warning signals - Part 1: Acoustic warning and note signals More  Order from Beuth Verlag


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DIN 14827-1 2018-12 Fire fighting equipment - Cages for transport of delivery hoses - Part 1: Cages for transport of delivery hoses type B, C and D More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 14811/A3 2018-12 Fire-fighting hoses - Non-percolating layflat delivery hoses and hose assemblies for pumps and vehicles; Amendment A3 More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 14676-2 2018-12 Smoke alarm devices for use in residential buildings, apartments and rooms with similar purposes - Part 2: Requirements to the service provider More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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