RED DOG SHELTERS
Understanding the differences between our models
Red Dog Shelters' Big Dog blast-resistant tornado shelter provides protection for up to 32 workers. The Big Dog is aerodynamically stabilized, so no mechanical anchoring is needed. The higher the wind speed … the more secured to the ground the unit becomes. See how this works by viewing this video.
The Big Dog is blast-resistant and includes two air conditioner/heaters, rapid cool down station, retractable desk, retractable benches, and proprietary Crew-Alert™ tornado and lightning warning systems. It is certified as OSHA, API, FEMA, ICC500 & NSSA compliant for application as an integrated onsite personnel safety system.
The Big Dog can withstand a 1,000,000 pound top-side dead load, making it the strongest mobile blast-resistant module available. See the blast test performed by Southwest Research Institute in this video.
Two-ton dual HV/AC, 25,000 BTU Mitsubishi AC & Heat Pump, RDMS exclusive "Body Core RCDS" (Rapid Cool Down System) personnel heat stress recovery system, proprietary Crew-Alert™ tornado and lightning warning systems with four (4) external strobes and 128 db siren alarm, retractable desk, retractable benches, R-9 thermal insulation, and max experienced wind speed instrumentation.
This model is certified to exceed FEMA's highest level Safe Room rating of "Near Absolute." It is also certified as OSHA, API, FEMA, ICC500 & NSSA compliant for application as an integrated onsite personnel safety system for "All-in-One" abatement / mitigation of 15 OSHA/API identified hazards. Designed for Wind Speed > 350 mph without anchoring.
Aerodynamically Stabilized to eliminate the risk of wire and turnbuckle assembly debris impact-induced anchor failure. The Big Dog has been awarded five US Patents and has other patents pending.
Withstands 1,000,000# top-side dead loads. The Big Dog is the strongest mobile blast-resistant module available. Blast tested by Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX. Engineered for >20 psi @ 57 psi-msec Free Field Blast Pressures and 12.5 msec pressure wave response time. Test report is available here. Dual ADA Occupant removable 300lb. personnel egress / access doors.
11 lux lighting fixtures consist of 2 lamps, each with 90-minute emergency battery backup.
"Bubble-tight" hatch closures with positive pressure breathing air supply for toxic & noxious gas exclusion, television monitor(s), DVD player(s), Level IV bullet proof domestic terror defense, self-contained 5kw diesel generator set with an 8-day run without refueling, ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2009 first aid kit, Phillips "HeartStart Onsite AED" (Automatic Emergency cardiac Defibrillator) Emergency CPR kit, eyewash station, security camera, plus others as desired by customer.
Red Dog Shelters is proud to announce the creation of the all new pull-behind blast-resistant tornado shelter – The Tow Dog! The Tow Dog can easily be pulled by any ¾ ton truck and provides the ultimate safety/security for up to 12 adults. The Tow Dog is aerodynamically anchored (no mechanical anchoring is needed) and uses the force of the wind to firmly secure itself to the ground. The higher the wind speed … the more secured the unit becomes!
The Tow Dog is blast-resistant and includes a generator, an air conditioner/heater, desks, benches, lockers, and a rapid cool down station. The safety unit is lowered into an operational position in mere seconds through the use of hydraulics.
The unit is designed to be utilized everyday and to provide the ultimate safety when an emergency situation arises.
These units can be purchased or leased by the day with a seven-day minimum.