Burlington Community School District: FEMA Storm Shelter / Fitness Addition

Burlington, IA

The Burlington Community School District hired Klingner & Associates, P.C. to design a FEMA compliant Safe Room.  This Safe Room is able to hold approximately 1,300 individuals during an emergency and includes storage for safety equipment along with a backup generator and restroom facilities.

The new Safe Room has multiple uses when not needed for emergency purposes.  It serves as a wrestling room and a cardio workout area for the school district; inspiring their students through the multiple opportunities it provides.

This project was funded by State and Federal FEMA funding, and local Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) funds.