FEMA & CCS Partner to Build

FIRST RESPONDER SAFE ROOM

Due to prime location, CCS has been chosen to partner with FEMA to construct a hurricane safe room serving first responders from Montgomery County and the surrounding region.

FEMA is providing 75% of the funds through a grant but there is still close to  million dollars to be raised.

 

We are now moving into Phase 2!

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We are looking for community partners to help finance the remaining 25%.

For more information email amanda.smith@ccsconroe.org

Naming Rights are available.

Costs Outside of FEMA Grant

Phase 1: Building Phase - $39,000

Calculations

Applicable Permits

Budget Creation

Timeline Creation

Structural Design-Incl Missile Impact Resistance

Means of Egress, Access, and Accessibility

Fire Safety

Essential Features (Such as Ventilation)

Sanitation

Back Up Power

Complete Set of Signed and Sealed Plans

Registered Professional Peer Review of Plans

Occupancy Verification

Phase 2: Building Phase - $974,000

Concrete

Masonry

Metals

Wood, Plastics, and Composites

Thermal and Moisture Protection

Openings

Finishes

$87,000

$31,000

$18,000

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

$77,000

Specialities

Special Construction

Fire Suppression

Plumbing

Heating, Vent and Air Cond (HVAC)

Electrical

Communications

$4,000

$206,000

$14,000

$42,000

$45,000

$101,000

$14,000

Earthwork

Exterior Improvements

Utilities

General Requirements

Soft Cost

Design Fees

$39,000

$22,000

$7,000

$122,000

$24,000

$81,000

Phase 3: Functional Phase - $807,000

Hardwood Floor Estimate

Paint

Cabinetry

Backstop (Est $15,000 x6)

Bleachers (Retractable Seating)

VB Floor Inserts

Locker Room Furnishings

$128,000

$89,000

$23,000

$90,000

$100,000

$6,000

$11,000

Sound System

Flat Screen Scoreboards

Concessions Equipment

Furnishings for Lobby, Outside Patio

Stage Curtain and Track

Gym Floor Cover

Portable Stage

$8,000

$40,000

$4,000

$20,000

$10,000

$15,000

$3,000

Stage Lighting

Truss for Light

Trophy Cases

Divider Curtain

Parking

Financial Statement Audit

$7,000

$2,000

$3,000

$8,000

$165,000

$75,000

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A MONOLITHIC DOME?


Monolithic Domes meet FEMA standards for providing near-absolute protection and have a proven ability to survive tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, most manmade disasters, fire, termites and rot. They are cost-efficient, earth-friendly, extremely durable and easily maintained. Most importantly, a Monolithic Dome uses about 50% less energy for heating and cooling than a same-size, conventionally constructed building. https://www.monolithic.org/domes




WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SAFE ROOM?


The safe room will accommodate nearly 700 local emergency, fire, and utilities personnel as well as residents registered on the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR). The structure will be located in an area of high elevation reducing the risk of flood, and will provide a central, established location for the identified population. By establishing a known location that is accessible and built to protect against 200+ mph winds, emergency personnel, officials, and first responders can better plan and prepare for future disaster response. When the facility is not needed for first responder collaboration in the event of an emergency, the dome will serve as a gymnasium for CCS.




HOW WAS THIS LOCATION CHOSEN?


Location outside of but near vulnerable area: CCS is located just outside of the areas that are most vulnerable to storm surge and flooding. It is not close to any major rivers or low-lying areas that might make it susceptible to being cut-off by rising waters. It is a safe location to muster first responders and other emergency equipment that is needed in the immediate aftermath of a major storm. CCS offers close access to the major population and industrial centers of the Houston region. Accessibility to major transportation corridors: CCS's location on the southbound feeder of I-45 allows for easy access to major roads and highways. CCS also has close access to SH 105, which provides major highway access to Austin. The Grand Parkway, Hardy Toll Road, and Sam Houston Tollway all offer alternate access around the Houston region, including access to critical industrial areas and medical centers. Close to major airport: With the recent extension of the main runway at Conroe Regional Airport, CCS offers close access to a major airport that can accommodate large supply aircraft. A military helicopter base is also located nearby.




HOW WILL THE SAFE ROOM BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?


The greater Houston area can have assurance knowing first responders are collaborating and prepared to take action in the event of an emergency. Montgomery County alone has a growing population of more than 570,900 individuals and a growth rate of 10% in the last 8 years alone.

All current and future residents, business owners, and properties within Montgomery County and surrounding areas will benefit from the operations that will be conducted out of the safe room.




WHY WILL THE INSIDE BE BUILT OUT AS A GYMNASIUM?


FEMA requires that 80% of the overall floor plan be designed as an open space for it to meet the needs of the first responders. Due to this requirement it is common for these safe rooms to be outfitted as gymnasiums. The two locker rooms included in the design will provide much needed utilities to those working in the safe room during emergency use. CCS is responsible for collaborating with Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and FEMA to develop a detailed Operations and Maintenance Plan that will ensure that all equipment, supplies, and signage are installed and operational for the first responders.





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