• Requires no complicated, expensive door prep
  • Specially machined rails and internal components make the FM8700 sturdier and more robust than standard products
  • Both FEMA P361 (2015) and ICC500 (2014) (International Code Council) certified


  • For Doors - Ceco and Curries StormPro 361 Series Door
  • Frames- 16 gauge KD, pipe spacer anchors only, 12 gauge full sleeve reinforcing and existing opening anchor in head of frame
    - Up to 8'0" x 8'0" for pairs of fire rated doors
    - Up to 4'0" x 8'0" for single and fire rated doors (Requires 4 Thermal Pins)
  • Hardware - MCKINNEY 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" Heavy Weight Hinge; SARGENT FM8700 or 12-8700 Exit Device on both leaves or single door applications
  • Strikes - 654 top strike furnished standard. 653 bottom strike furnished standard
  • Door Widths:
    E Rail - 24" to 32" (61cm to 81cm) No cutting required for 32" door;   F Rail - 33" to 36" (84cm to 91cm) No cutting required for 36" door
  • Dogging Feature: Hex key dogging standard for non-rated devices
  • Electric Options: PL-SARGuide photoluminescent coated option, 54:Outside lever monitoring option
  • Mounting Fasteners: Supplied standard machine screws with throughbolts for the latch cases


  • Latch Bolt: Stainless Steel
  • Device Centerline from Finished Floor: 41” (1041 mm) for standard applications, 38" (965mm) for elementary schools and to meet local accessibility standards when the 300 series auxiliary control is used 
  • Door/Opening Height: Must be specified- 96" (2438mm) Max door
  • Center Case Dimensions: 8-3/8" (213mm) x 2-5/8" (67mm)
  • Projection: Pushbar Neutral – 3" (76 mm); Pushbar Depressed – 2-1/8" (54 mm)

Restriction Notes

  • The listed items are the maximum allowable conditions to which the hardware is approved
  • The openings must be configured as described. No hardware substitutions are permitted
  • Approved on 8'0" x 8'0" double door openings without a mullion                                Note: Retrofit or other field modification to a fire rated opening can potentially impact the fire rating of the opening, and Sargent Manufacturing Company makes no representations or warranties concerning what such impact may be in any specific situation. When retrofitting any portion of an existing fire rated opening, or specifying and installing a new fire-rated opening, please consult with a code specialist or local code official (Authority Having Jurisdiction) to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and ratings.

Ideally suited for

  • Community Shelters

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