Certification Standards & Affiliations
CrewSafe shelter components have been impact tested by Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center and demonstrated to safely protect against simulated EF-5 tornado debris impacts. Additionally all CrewSafe designs have undergone and passed extensive 3rd Party Engineering Evaluation and Analysis for:
- Access, Ventilation, Lighting, Environmental and Fire Safety Requirements.
- Durability of shelter materials for intended installation conditions and environment.
- Stability, strength and serviceability of the structure, doors and ventilation openings.
- Connectivity and anchorage of roof, walls and vessel stabilizing components.
Each shelter is individually stamped and certified by Red Dog via 3rd party analysis to meet or exceed every major US recognized safety standard for EF-5 tornados including the International Code Council (ICC500-2008 American National Standard), the ICC/NSSA STANDARD FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF STORM SHELTERS, the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Standard, the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency 320 and 361 Guidelines, and the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 7-2005 “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures”. Red Dog also certifies all CrewSafe shelters are compliant with the FEMA’s Publication “Taking Shelter from the Storm” FEMA P-320, Third Edition/August 2008.
All CrewSafe™ shelter designs are protected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office under U.S. Patent 8,136,303 and other Patents Pending.
Certification & Affiliate Info provided by Red Dog Mobile Shelters.