Our Swisher 20 Person Emergency Tornado Shelter with wheelchair access will provide near absolute protection from F5 Tornados.
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Swisher ESP 20 Person Tornado Safety Shelter Kit w/ Wheelchair Access, 117"W x 87"L x 78"H - Gray (model SR114X84G)
Wheelchair Accessible ESP (Emergency - Security - Preparedness) Safety Shelters (ABOVE GROUND ONLY) offer the ultimate in multi-purpose protection and security for you and loved ones against violent acts of nature and multiple threats posed by man. "Made in the USA" ESP Safety Shelters will withstand the most extreme tornado activity and offer a "safe zone" against home invasions. It is preferable for the shelter to be installed within the interior of a residence. If you choose to install it outdoors, it must be within 150 feet of the residence it is intended to serve and must be protected from all external weather conditions. This shelter is not waterproof. The Swisher ESP Safety Shelter has undergone and passed testing at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University. The testing is the primary component of receiving certification by the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). The ESP Shelter has been tested and withstood a total of 9 impacts from 15 lb. 2x4's traveling at 100 mph. These impacts are equivalent to the force produced by an F5 tornado with 250 mph winds. In addition, it meets or exceeds all requirements put forth by NSSA, FEMA 320 and ICC-500 standards. Each ESP Safety Shelter is certified by the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA). Each ESP Safety Shelter will meet or exceed all ***FEMA P320/P361 and ICC-500 Code requirements*** when all installation guidelines are met (step-by-step installation checklist is provided with each ESP Safety Shelter). All Shelters have been designed by Registered Structural Engineers and have undergone a rigorous Third Party Review process. Statement from FEMA P-320: "Having a safe room built for your home or small business can help provide "near-absolute protection" for you and your family or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds." Near Absolute Protection definition from FEMA P-361: Level of protection afforded to the occupants of a safe room built according to the guidance in the most current edition of FEMA P-361. Our current knowledge of tornadoes and hurricanes indicates that safe room occupants will have a very high probability of being protected from injury or death. NOT FIRE RATED due to the design requirements to
withstand severe storms.
- The entire shelter is made
from 3/16 (0.188) thick carbon steel, all hardware is Grade 5, and the
majority of all surfaces are powder coated for ultimate in protection
- The door design and the materials used each
critical aspects of any safety/storm shelter. The ESP Safety Shelter has
a sliding reinforced steel door that is unique to the market, it does
not rely solely on hinges to support and secure the door to the hinge
jamb. When our door is in the closed position the entire hinge side (top
to bottom) is locked into the adjacent front wall. No screws to pull
out or pins that may break. The sliding door also eliminates all the
problems commonly associated with inward or outward swinging doors, like
taking up valuable space inside the shelter or being trapped by outside
- This storm shelter is Wheelchair Accessible! 37.5 inch door opening
- A very high grade Security Grade Deadbolt is
used to hold the latch bar into the locked position and to keep the door
from being opened from the outside. A single handle operation locks all
three pins into place in a single motion so there is never any need to
waste precious time trying to lock three or four deadbolts to secure your door. The three steel pins securely lock the door closed within a 3 deep steel jamb pocket. The ESP design does not rely solely on deadbolts as the primary locking mechanism. The door also includes a 4th locking pin that can only be installed and removed from the inside. Even if the security deadbolt is damaged from the outside, with this pin
properly installed, the door will never open (unless the inhabitants
removing this pin).
- Shielded air vents allow uninterrupted airflow
- Quick release Sliding door design allows opening when blocked by debris and reduces space required for operation.
- Quick manipulating locking mechanism works in conjunction with a security grade larch/key lock.
- Emergency panels for rapid shelter exit with an emergency wrench included with each ESP Safety Shelter.
- Bolt together modular design for ease of construction and relocation.
- Wheelchair accessible; 37.5 inch door opening
- Made In The USA!
Internal Measurements: 110"W x 80"L x 76"H
External Measurements: 117"W x 87"L x 78"H
Door Measurements: 37.5"W x 73.5"H
Door Type: Single Sliding Door
Capacity: Up to 20 Person (Privately Owned) / 12 Person (Business Owned)
Construction: Bolted and Welded 3/16" Steel
Warranty: 5 Year Limited
Certifications: Verified to be in compliance with the NSSA Standards or exceed FEMA 320, FEMA 361 & ICC-500
Weight: 3,315 lbs
Shipping: Curbside Freight, Arrives on 3 pallets (3,315 lbs combined shipping weight)
*NOTE: It is preferable for the shelter to be installed within the interior of a residence. If you choose to install it outdoors, it must be within 150 feet of the residence it is intended to serve and must be protected from all external weather conditions. THIS SHELTER IS NOT WATERPROOF.
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