Steel Safe Rooms

Many communities in Oklahoma and surrounding states have added community storm shelters to help accommodate their residents that live in apartments, mobile home parks or have other reasons that a residential storm shelter is not available.  

Starting in 2017, Survivor Shelters added an entire line of community steel safe rooms that maintain the same design quality as our residential models but specifically meet the FEMA and ICC requirements set forth for community shelters.  The FEMA 360 and ICC 500 resolutions govern the different regulations required between residential and community storm shelters.This addition brings a variety of high quality, steel safe room sizes to fit any need or budget.

These are the best community safe rooms you can find in Oklahoma and all shelters come with a 10 year warranty.

Available Models 








 9 person

 12 person

 18 person

 20 person

 23 person

26 person


8' x   8' x 6'2" Tall

 8' x 10' x 6'2" Tall

8' x 14' x 6'2" Tall

8' x 16' x 6'2" Tall

8' x 18' x 6'2" Tall

8' x 20' x 6'2" Tall

Funding Assistance

There are a variety of programs that provide grants for purchasing / installing community storm shelters. Some of the available funding includes:

  • Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG)

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds (HMGP)

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Funds (PDM)

For more information on community grants and funding, go to:

FEMA Information on Community Shelters Construction

What is the difference between Residential and Community Storm Shelters?  

  1. Capacity - Community Shelters are required to provide more square footage per person than residential shelters.  This is to make sure they are providing room for sitting for the handicapped and elderly. Community shelters must provide 5 square feet per person where residential shelters only have to provide 3 square feet per person. This is why an 8 x 10 community shelter will have a lesser capacity than the same size of residential shelter.

  2. Points of Entry - Community Shelters are required to have two points of entry that are wheelchair accessible.  Residential shelters only have one door.  

  3. Ventilation - Community Shelters are required by FEMA to have a different ventilation design (ventilation schedule) than residential shelters to allow for the difference in capacity.

  4. Safety Features - Community Shelters are required to have the following safety features provided at the time of installation.

    • Fire Extinguisher

    • Chemical Toilet

    • Outside signage for Community Shelter

    • Emergency Lighting

  5. Engineering - Community Shelters must have a different engineering report than residential shelters.




Standing, all steel community storm shelter specifically designed to meet FEMA 360 and ICC 500 standards for community storm shelters.


  • 10 Year Warranty on All Models

  • Two points of entry required for all community storm shelters with wheelchair accessible vault doors with three point locks.

  • Constructed of A36 3/16” plate steel with 3/16” C channel for bracing.

  • Our shelters come with two 36” doors that are manufactured from two sheets of steel.  Outer skin is a 3/16” and the inner skin is 12-gauge with “Z” bracing and has three (3) dead bolt locks for maximum strength and security.

  • Enhanced Ventilation is provided through multiple 4” or 6" vents depending on shelter size and specification.

  • Entire unit is primer painted.  Powder coating is optional.

  • Shelter is secured to concrete pad using special Hilti anchors.