The Emergency Responder Shelter was designed for use by First Responders in the field. From an incident command post to triage center to rehab area, these are just some of the possible uses while on scene. Add to that the many options for use at a community event, during training or as an aid station and the shelter will be an extremely useful addition to your station house/crew.
FAST Shelters in use during Hurricane Sandy response
Town opens command post to hasten repair, recovery efforts
As the week-long efforts to fully restore power and clean debris from Hurricane Sandy continued Monday, town officials took steps to help promote a transition to normalcy by establishing a new system for access to homes in the hard-hit beach area.
Mayor Skudera Updates Tinton Falls Residents on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort
Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera e-mailed the following update on the borough to Patch to update residents on power outages, a nearby emergency response shelter and brush and recycling information:
Who needs a FAST Shelter?
First Responders who work outside and require a temporary, portable shelter or workstation to protect themselves, their equipment and possibly casualties from the elements.
Possible uses include:
- REHAB area
- Incident Command Post
- First Aid Station
- Triage Area
- Crime Scene Cover
- Community Event HQ
- Off Site Training
- and many more!
FAST Shelter is made to be used on macadam, concrete, stone, sand, grass, or any other surface. If you can drive on it, you can place a FAST Shelter on it.
Why an INFLATABLE shelter?
EASY SET UP
By using air for support, set up time is rapid and there is no need for cumbersome poles or damaging ground stakes. Five minutes is all it takes for an experienced person to set up a shelter.
Shelter packs up into either a heavy duty canvas bag or hard-side container. Everything except the blower in one spot.
Sizes / Pricing
Below you will find our current selection of models in the Emergency Responder Services market.
All dimensions shown above are inside dimensions.
1. Inflated Framework
2. Shelter Cover
3. Drape Door
4. Base Tubes
5. Inflated Door frame
- Framework: 8oz vinyl coated nylon, waterproof, UV inhibited and Flame Retardant
- Base: 14 oz vinyl coated nylon, waterproof and Flame Retardant
- Cover: 8oz vinyl coated nylon, waterproof, UV inhibited and Flame Retardant
- Process: Double stitched seams using #69 bonded polyester thread with glue reinforcement where necessary
- Flame retardant rating (FR rated) under the following codes: FAR 25.853 PARA B; CCCT 191 METHOD 5902; NFPA 701 LARGE SCALE; CPAI – 84.
- 1HP External blower; 6.9amps with back pressure; 850cfm
- One drape door
- One inflated doorway
- Four windows in shelter cover
- Two park-on patches
- Internal cross straps
- Eight tie-down straps
- Two utility duct ports in cover to allow for filtration/heat/AC access
- D-rings inside shelter for accessory attachment
- External top cover banner tabs
- One heavy duty vinyl pack up bag
- One repair kit
- One instruction manual
We’ve made them smaller, larger and everywhere in between.
If you feel like one of the above sizes isn’t quite right, please give a call or send an email and let us know exactly what you are looking for.
Options / Accessories – ERS
15K BTU cooling
For ERS1014120V – 12 Amps
Includes supply and return ducting, remote thermostat
42K BTU Cooling
For ERS1020 and larger
220V – single phase
Includes supply and return ducting, remote thermostat
Starting at $175.00
Internal dividers to create “private” areas within your shelter. Easily attached with velcro.
LED Light Kit
$675.00 – $1,175.00
A string of lights designed to fit to your specific shelter. Lights easily clip to existing d-rings and one plug controls the entire string.
WATER LOG $305.00 each
Perfect way to secure your shelter on hard ground when there is light winds.
Seven feet long, multiple attaching points, handles to move easily, holds 200lbs of water.
Ground Stakes $160.00
Set of four (4) 1″ x 30″ steel ground stakes
EASY BREEZE Air Mover
12″ Fan $715.00
The fan is located outside the shelter and is connected to fabric ductwork that enters the side of the shelter and then runs the length of the shelter hugging the top. the ductwork has exhaust holes every 20″ to allow the ducted air to circulate throughout the shelter.
A heater or cooler can be attached to the systems fan.
The ductwork fabric is both FR and UV rated.
12″ System – recommended for Shelters 10′ x 20′ and larger has a sealed 120V motor which draws 4 amps and moves 2000 cu ft per minute
Starting at $165.00
On the shelter, banner tabs are on both sides as a standard feature.
LOGOS or lettering can be placed on the sides of the shelter to advertise your business. Why not make this both a work station and billboard for your business at the same time?
Pelsue Model 45k BTU 1590 one-piece Axial Propane Heater / Blower provides fresh, warm air. Indirect fired. Propane tank not included.
- 120 V
- 4 Amp
- 47 lbs
Flagro 85k BTU Propane Heater / Blower provides fresh, warm air.
Direct fired. Propane tank not included.
- 120 V
- 15 Amp
- 135 lbs
FREE when ordered at time of purchase
The Van Connector allows your FAST Shelter to attach directly to your trailer or van so that there is a covered transit between your supplies and your work area.
Welded steel frame, 325lb weight limit
32″w x 79″l x 17″h, 21lbs
Cooldraft Misting Fan $625.00
18″ High Velocity fan with four positions and three speeds
Designed to cool 400-600 sq ft
Water required for operation
- 110 V
- 3.4 Amp
- 34 lbs
- 33″ H x 24″W x 18″D with fan in cooler
PLASTIC STORAGE CONTAINER
SHELTER-TO-SHELTER ATTACHING KIT
$205.00 – $250.00
This kit provides a simple way to attach one shelter to another.
Modifications to the standard designs of our inflatable shelters are not a problem because we are the manufacturer. There may be an additional charge.
We will work with you so that you have the FAST Shelter that works best for your business. Just call and talk to us about your needs.
Emergency Responder Shelter Photos
Moonachie Rescue Squad at Union City NJ fire, Jan 19, 2012
Set Up / Take Down – ERS
Make sure there is enough room for your FAST Shelter inflatable tent before you take it from your work van or pickup truck. Walk off about 30 feet in one direction and 15 feet in the other. And if it is a windy location, be sure to leave room to park a vehicle on the attached pads for better stability.
Call or email us with any questions.
FAST Shelter comes in a heavy duty viny bag with tie up straps. Undo the straps, flip the bag on its side and roll out the shelter. Any flat surface will do.
Locate the two end doors and drag the shelter to face the way you want. Spread the shelter out flat so that the bottom black tubes are pulled tightly opposite each other. It is a little easier to do with two people, but one can handle it.
Place the blower by the blower tube and attach the tube.
Plug in the electric cord and turn on the blower. FAST Shelter will begin to inflate.
With the model ERS1014 the blower is internal and all that is necessary is to plug in the cord.
Once inflated the shelter will need to be secured. Check out Anchoring Your Shelter for the best ways to secure your shelter.
See FAST Shelter Inflating
Costumes, Games & More!
In addition to our shelters, we manufacture many other kinds of inflatable products that would be helpful to the Emergency Responder community.
Our inflatable FIRE TRUCK costume is made to attract ATTENTION. Whether you are out fund raising or trying to get people to visit your booth at a town fair the FIRE TRUCK costume will help you do it in a
Rent or purchase the FIRE TRUCK Costume!
For $195 + shipping you can rent the FIRE TRUCK Costume for the weekend. We will ship it to you in a small plastic container with 2 batteries and a charger. It’s yours to use for the weekend and then you place it back in the container, put the shipping label on and it’s ready to go home.
Our FIRE TRUCK costume is also available for purchase.
For $1795.00 we can make a custom FIRE TRUCK costume with your departments logo on it.
We also manufacture many different kinds of games and costumes which could be used for fund raising and events.
Check out www.skysignsballoons.com to see everything we are capable of.