Group Shelters

BIRD CITY AND ST. FRANCIS KANSAS IN CHEYENNE COUNTY

Citizens of Bird City and St. Francis Kansas welcomed the installation of 10’X24′ tornado shelters May 23rd, 2017.   

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Department of Energy Group Shelter

Recently, we were asked by the Department of Energy to build a group shelter for their employees. Once built, we delivered it to their Paducah, KY location.  

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Tornado shelters on the minds of Kansans

Courtesy of KAKE News 10 El Dorado, Kan. — When there was threat of severe weather, Rhonda Lassley says she used to start calling around to find the nearest available storm shelter. Lassley and her husband Jerry are residents of the Country Side Mobile Home Park in El Dorado. It’s an old park and the former tornado shelter collapsed a few years ago. Country Side Park co-owner Gabe Paine says as part of an overall park renovation, two new tornado shelters were put in two weeks ago. “You’ve got to keep people safe,” Payne said. “They’re renting the property […]

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Weir Southeast Elementary School Shelter

Because of their proximity to Joplin, Missouri; USD 247 was all too aware of the devastation a tornado can bring. Determined to have a safe place for their elementary students, there will be a new addition to the Southeast Elementary school campus when students return to school beginning in the Fall of 2015, a recently completed 1,886 square foot tornado shelter/saferoom. This shelter will also be open to the public during tornado emergencies and is the only public tornado shelter in the city of Weir. Built to FEMA 361 and NSSA ICC 500 standards this structure will be utilized […]

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Erie Elementary School Shelter

In late August of 2013 Protection Shelters LLC completed construction on a 2080 square foot safe room for Erie Elementary School in Erie, Kansas. The shelter will also serve as 2 auxiliary classrooms, as well as providing restrooms with handicapped accessibility. HVAC, electricity and water fountains are also included. Entrances are located on the NW corner as well as the S side of the shelter providing easy access for not only those in the elementary building, but students and staff from the Pre-School building as well. Battery back-up has also been installed allowing for an additional 2 hours of […]

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Oklahoma tornadoes: Aboveground shelters stood up in face of EF5 Moore tornado

BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com • Modified: May 31, 2013 at 10:06 pm • Published: May 31, 2013 Part of the terror of an EF5 tornado like the one that hit Moore on May 20 is the notion that nothing aboveground can survive a direct hit and the 200 mph winds that rip homes off foundations. But that’s not exactly true. Aboveground storm shelters held up exceptionally well in the tornado and could be a better choice than a traditional underground storm cellar, said Larry Tanner, a research associate at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University. Tanner was […]

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Environmental Health and Safety Dept of Tamko Building Products

“We value our employees and we want the very best protection for them and that is why we chose PROTECTION SHELTERS LLC to build our tornado shelter.” Logan Robinson EH&S Tamko Building Products Inc.

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Protection Shelters Builds Storm Shelter for Sargent, Nebraska Housing Authority

These 2 shelters were placed in Sargent, NE for a small housing authority. The customer ordered in 8×8 and 8×10, two different sizes to accommodate their shelter needs. Shelters were painted to match other buildings and required a crane to set in place. We build shelters 4’ x 4’ to 100’ x 100’, for occupancy of one person to several hundred people. All components used in our shelters have been tested at Texas Tech Wind Science and Debris testing and have passed impact testing for F5 or winds in excess of 250 mph. Shelters are designed using stamped engineered drawings that […]

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Protection Shelters Builds 25 x 25 Tornado Shelter for Almond Tree Group

Protection Shelters is a design and build Company based on your needs and wants and also complies to meet all the specifications of FEMA 361 2nd edition and comply with National Storm Shelters ICC (International Code Council) 500 2008. This shelter had requirements that allowed occupants handicap accessibility from the apartment complex (host building) without going outside. Building was insulated, HVAC, battery backup lighting, 2 Doors meeting FEMA standards. Both doors handicap accessible painted to match existing building. New 5’ concrete walk poured around shelter for ease of access. Interior was insulated , sheet rocked and painted to make […]

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Protection Shelters Builds 30 x 35 Tornado Shelter for Georgia Pacific Gypsum Corporation, Acme, Tx

This storm shelter was built for Georgia Pacific Gypsum Corporation, Acme, Tx. It will be used as a multi purpose room for safety meetings, safety orientation and a tornado shelter. The 30×35 Storm Shelter, built per Texas stamped sealed drawings. Drawings complied with State of Texas building codes. The specifications of Fema 361 addition and ICC/NSSA Standard for the design and construction of storm shelters.Unit has 3 tons of HVAC units, 1 on each wall for movement of air and ultimate comfort during tornadoes. Bathroom was roughed in (piping only) for sewer, water, drain, only and all piping stubbed through floor and exterior wall […]

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Protection Shelters Builds 31 storm shelters in 31 days for Joplin, Missouri

The concrete 10 x2 0 storm shelters were built with 8″ walls, roofs and ceilings, 1 3/4 mile reinforcing steel. Each shelter weighed approximately 70,000 pounds. All materials used were tested at National Storm Shelter Association. The project was done in 100 plus degree weather with a 31 day deadline. 31 storm shelters in 31 days. We had to get the plans drawn, construct the shelters, shelters cured in a timely manner to meet all the testing criteria for concrete. The shelters were skim coated, stuccoed and painted white to look aesthetically pleasing in the Macy’s parking lot. The 31 shelters […]

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Winfield, KS Housing Authority Storm Shelter

This shelter is stand-alone with 2 doors, 1 bathroom, benches, fresh air vents and painted to match established buildings. To be drained in the winter this shelter is low cost maintenance and provides safety and security to a lot of people in the surrounding area. Battery back-up lights provide 1 1/2 hours light should power be interrupted. Concrete shelters can be built from 6 x 6 to 60 x 60, or even larger depending on your needs. Price on request. Complete our inquiry form for a custom quote. NEW! Also view one of our latest projects, the Chapman Housing […]

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Protection Shelters builds Chapman community shelter

This shelter was built with stamped engineered drawings, funded partially by FEMA. It is constructed of poured concrete. Built with a dual purpose to be able to do your laundry and be able to look out a double-pane window from inside the shelter. This shelter is not only safe but appealing to look through the washroom hallway to the outdoors. The glass window is covered by a Ceco Storm Pro 361 FEMA tested door. No worries the hallway door is also a Ceco storm pro 361 that meets FEMA specifications. By installing a doorway in the laundry, the occupants never […]

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Above ground shelter will protect people at Camp Alexander

The children who attend Camp Alexander will be safer thanks to the efforts of board members and a grant from FEMA. A year and a half effort to build a tornado shelter on the Camp Alexander grounds is nearing completion. Rod Sobieski, adjunct board member for special projects, spearheaded the effort to build the building. Sobieski said he began exploring the idea of a tornado shelter on the grounds. A neighbor has been letting the kids use the basement of his house, but an on-site tornado shelter had been needed. “This is really what has been missing at Camp […]

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