Protecting Your Community
These can be trying times. The staggering numbers reported after every atrocity occurring within our country only seem to be rising higher. The misfortune of our meek and poor is growing into desperation. Those communities foster hate and resentment to those on the other side of the fence, and more and more tension breaks into violence. Solutions are called for, ignored, misrepresented, or misunderstood. Gun violence has become almost as American as apple pie.
There are no other developed countries in the world with as many homicides and mass shootings than the United States. Every day our lead in meaningless deaths rises, and our leaders open their hands, shrug their shoulders, and raise their eyebrows. No solution is on the way soon, and it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.
What do the majority of us do? The same majority that does not seek out violence toward our fellow man, respect our neighbors, elders, firefighters, and policemen? The answer is unclear. After every mass shooting gun sales go up. While that may be enough for some, others need more assurance.
Yes, Your Community Needs a Safe Room
Many community institutions are beginning to install safe rooms at familiar areas. Town halls, police stations, fire departments, etc. The world we live in is small, but the problems are large. Everyday we here of another atrocity, and sometimes it’s worth it in high risk areas or even areas with severe hurricanes in order to ensure safety for residents.
If you’re frightened by the increasing number of instances you’re not paranoid. There has been a shooting in America nearly every day this year. We’ve broken all records for murder that were previously only held by us. It’s despicable, and we all are hoping for the day when these instances stop. Until then, you should possibly contact your police station, write to your local politicians, or hold a town hall meeting to express your interest in the safety of you and your fellow citizens. The area these shootings happen in is usually high in population, but it can also be in a church as we’ve seen just recently.
What Do the Officials Say About Community Safe Rooms
FEMA wrote this in regards to whether or not every community needs a safe room:
“Does Every Community Need a Safe Room?
Every state is at some risk from tornadoes and severe weather. The decision to build a community safe room can be based on a single factor or a collection of factors. Single factors are often related to the potential for loss of life or injury (e.g., officials at a hospital that cannot move patients in an intensive care unit, or officials at a school that takes care of a large number of children). The decision should be based on a thorough risk assessment that considers type of hazard, probability of event, occurrence and severity of event, and the vulnerability of community buildings and the size of the population at risk.”
This passage is in regards to severe weather, but it’s obvious that alone is enough to warrant a community safe room. With the additional factor of shootings taking place nearly every day throughout the country, it’s not question. Yes, your community needs a safe room.
If you’re interested in whether or not your community can afford a safe room, FEMA also wrote this in there helpful article here.
“Funding for Community Safe Rooms
Federal programs that provide funds for safe room construction include U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Federal Housing Admin- istration (FHA) mortgage insured financing, the
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program.
Additionally, many states have developed initiatives for the construction of residential, public, and private safe rooms, including safe rooms in hospitals, emergency operations centers, first-responder facilities, schools, day care centers, manufactured home parks, private residenc- es, community centers, senior centers, and campgrounds.
For more information about safe room funding and initiatives, visit this link: https://www.fema.gov/public-and-community-safe-rooms.”
It is possible to get some peace of mind in this cruel world, and we can help you do that. If you’re interested in our catalog, here’s a product that can assist in assuring the safety of many. The 10′ x 50′ Underground Bunker. All of these structures can be customized almost infinitely, so don’t worry the initial plans are tailored to a large family.
Floor Plan Options: 10′ x 50′
The 10’ x 50’ bunker is large enough to sleep 8 to 10 people comfortably. The customization possibilities for this size bunker are endless. This bunker allows more space, storage, and shelving than any of our smaller bunkers. For larger families, or groups of people, that need more room to move and play this bunker is your best option. Here are some of the features we suggest you include in your 10’ x 50’ bunker.
The living room includes two bunk beds to maximize space utilization. There is also extra storage for clothes, toys, books, etc. We suggest you place a sleeper sofa in your living room for even more sleeping options. With all of this there is still room for a television and room to move around.
For the kitchen in this bunker we have upgraded the countertop to a corner countertop. The kitchen has extra storage for cooking utensils and tools. There is also enough room for the whole family to eat together.
The bathroom includes all the necessities such as toilet, sink, and countertop. There is also a shower accessible to the whole family. We suggest you place shelving in your bathroom for even more storage options.
The master bedroom sets this bunker apart from all the others. This room is perfect for the parents who need their own space. Even with all the other amenities in this bunker, the master bedroom is still large enough for a king bed, television, dresser, and extra storage. If you desire we can also include a corner bathtub.
The 10’ x 50’ option is the best option for large families or communities. For larger families who desire more privacy and space capabilities, a floor plan this size or larger is recommended. We can design your underground bunker to best fit your needs.
U.S. Safe Rooms
When it comes to crime, no one is safe. The officials in our communities are doing everything they can to profile these people before they act out, but sometimes it happens for no visible reason at all. If you’re concerned with the safety of your community, we highly recommend taking a look at the federal grants available, or at least speaking with an official in regards to the safety concerns these times raise for all of us. We wish for the best, and hope for a day when our services are only needed for severe weather.