Standardization in the field of all fire protection and fire fighting apparatus and equipment including extinguishing media as well as the personal equipment of the fire fighter, and related work on terminology, classification and symbols.

Approval of advisory documents relating to the general principles and application of equipment and apparatus for fire protection and fire fighting.


  • protective clothing dealt with by ISO / TC 94.

Quick links


published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 5 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 21


ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 21/SC 2 Manually transportable fire extinguishers Sub committee
ISO/TC 21/SC 3 Fire detection and alarm systems Sub committee
ISO/TC 21/SC 5 Fixed firefighting systems using water Sub committee
ISO/TC 21/SC 6 Foam and powder media and firefighting systems using foam and powder Sub committee
ISO/TC 21/SC 8 Gaseous media and firefighting systems using gas Sub committee
ISO/TC 21/SC 11 Smoke and heat control systems and components Sub committee

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 21

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 21:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 31M Non-electrical equipment and protective systems for explosive atmospheres IEC
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety ISO
ISO/TC 11 Boilers and pressure vessels [STANDBY] ISO
ISO/TC 92 Fire safety ISO
ISO/TC 92/SC 4 Fire safety engineering ISO
ISO/TC 94 Personal safety -- Personal protective equipment ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 21

ISO/TC 21 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety ISO
ISO/TC 11 Boilers and pressure vessels [STANDBY] ISO
ISO/TC 58 Gas cylinders ISO
ISO/TC 92 Fire safety ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 3 Graphical symbols for use on equipment ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
EUROFEU European Committee of the Manufacturers of Fire Protection Equipment and Fire Fighting Vehicles A
ILO International Labour Organization A
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
2-6 September 2019 Sankt-Peterburg (Russian Federation) ISO/TC 21  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 21 - Secretariat

KATS [Korea, Republic of]

Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
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Korea, Republic of

Tel: +82 43 870 5400
Fax: + 82 43 870 5668

Secretariat direct:

Dr Yong-Hwan Park
Tel: +82-41-540-5733