When a fire occurs, preparedness is everything when seconds count. Where fires are unfortunately likely to occur, you will find rolling counter fire shutters and fire rated doors. Counter fire shutters are required to meet code anywhere a fire barrier or fire wall is needed. When a fire curtain or fire resistant wall is needed to prevent the spread off smoke or fire, fire shutter doors seal wall openings to compartmentalize any fire event.

Our rolling fire shutters, combined with our AlarmGard fire system, provide a failsafe activation when integrated into the building fire alarm control panel or they may be simply be activated by local smoke detectors. When they are notified aby electric signal, they close at a safe and reliable rate.

All Cornell drop down fire doors and counter fire shutters are UL labeled for up to 3 hours for superior separation and protection. Fire rated counter shutters are custom built to exact opening specifications using compact guides, slats, brackets and hoods for a smooth profile. When compact door components are desired, these rated shutters quickly and reliably close to the sill. UL labeled integral frame and sill units are available for 1½ hours. For a custom appearance and a quick install, slip-in units easily set into existing walls.

For enhanced smoke protection, optional SmokeShield smoke and draft control conforms to UL1784 and assures that smoke will be compartmentalized with the fire and not spread quickly throughout the facility, allowing safe egress for occupants.

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Counter fire shutters provide a number of benefits, including:

  • UL Labeled: Up to 3 hours of fire protection
  • Compact Design: Curtain wraps in coil supported by side guides
  • Durability: Commercial duty design; little to no routine maintenance
  • Fast Shipping:Most standard counter fire shutters ship within in one to two weeks

Closing Systems

Choosing a fire shutter closing system is just as important as choosing a fire shutter. The advanced AlarmGard Closing System, available for fire shutters in motor, tubular motor, chain or crank, is recommended for the highest reliability and lowest cost of ownership with an unmatched simplicity of meeting annual test and reset requirements.


Our rated counter shutters come in the following standard height and width parameters:

If your maximum height is less than or equal to…

…your maximum width available is:

7’ 6”




For openings that fall outside of the standard construction, please contact us.

Standard Materials and Finishes

Counter Fire Shutter curtains are available in:

  • 22 gauge galvanized steel
    • Exclusive GalvaNex™ finish in gray, tan or white
  • 22 gauge 304 series stainless steel
    • #4 finish

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Mounting Options

AlarmGard Rolling Counter Fire Shutters are for use in rated masonry or drywall construction (wood or metal studs).

Fire Specific Options


Optional safety devices on provide a visual and/or audible advanced warning when the door is about to close .

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Battery Back Up Devices

Available for motor, chain and crank operators, these devices prevent fire doors from closing from a power failure.

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FireGard Release Devices

Optional device that ties in to a building alarm system and closes a FireGard fire door upon alarm activation, rather than by melting its fusible link.

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AtmoShield™ Powder Coating

Textured powder coat finish that combats the environments harsh wear and tear. This finish provides a thicker, more scratch resistant coat for added product protection.

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Hood and Operator Covers

Metal cover to protect the coil or operator from exterior weather, debris or to meet OSHA or UL 325 safety requirements.

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SpectraShield™ Powder Coating

Polyester finish in more than 180 colors for durability, aesthetics, superior finish life and cost effectiveness.

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Performance Upgrades

Seismic Performance Validation

We can provide project specific seismic calculations for all coiling doors that are mounted Face of Wall to steel or masonry. Seismic performance validation is per ASCE 7-05.

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Testing Stations

Safely and conveniently test and reset the functionality of the fire door at floor level. May be flush or recess mounted.

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Safety and Protection

Entrapment Protection Devices

Entrapment protection devices ensure that a motorized door or grille will not close on an object. If an object enters path of closure, the entrapment protection device will stop the door or grille from closing and return it to the fully open position.

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Guide-Mounted Interlocks

An electrical cutout switch to prevent motor operation if locking device is not first disengaged.

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Unique Design Solutions

Rated Integral Frame and Sill

Our Rolling Counter Fire Shutters with Integral Frame and Sill (counter top) are designed with reduced coil, bracket and header size (8” minimum) to fit tight clearances. 

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Countertops are available for a complete counter shutter closure solution, and can be UL rated.

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Specification Sheets

BIM Objects

Drawing Generator

Need to see clearances and mounting details? Enter your opening dimensions into our Drawing Generator, and get custom generated drawings of your door with all the details.

Counter Fire Door Drawing Generator 

Counter Fire Door with Integral Frame Drawing Generator

Codes & Listings

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • Buy America Compliance
  • LEED® Compliance

See Codes and Listings page for detailed information.