The Rescue Pod

Life Saving Protection
for nature at its worst.


FAQ

Who Needs a RescuePod?

Anyone who feels threatened by a flood or tsunami. If you live in a lowland coastal community or on an island, the threat of a tsunami is very real. If an earthquake triggers a tsunami there are only minutes to spare and if the local infrastructure is damaged or people panic and jam the roads eliminating your chances to get to high ground the RescuePod is a great alternative. The RescuePod is also great for anyone who might be affected by a hurricane or other severe flooding event.

How Does the RescuePod Work?

The RescuePod features a simple, elegant design created with one goal in mind: to maximize your chances of survival during a tsunami or other extreme flooding event. Watch the video below to see how the RescuePod works:

What is the RescuePod Made From?

The body of the RescuePod is constructed using High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), an incredibly strong and versatile material. HDPE is lighter than water, giving HDPE marine vessels their high load capacity and buoyancy. Other features include:

  • High tensile strength – Incredibly strong and resistant to punctures
  • Viscous, elastic, and strong – Flexible strength help the RescuePod prevent cracks and deformation
  • Shock absorbent – HDPE absorbs shocks without taking structural damage
  • Corrosion free – Salt and sand will not damage the RescuePod in any way!
  • Long Lifecycle – HDPE can last over 100 years without loosing strength

HDPE is the same material used by the military and law enforcement for ballistic shielding and is used in many ocean-going vessels, too.

How Strong is the Pod? How Has it Been Tested?

Our Research and Development team has put the RescuePod through many creative tests. Because we are unable to duplicate a tsunami, we have been forced to improvise. Our team has endured manned hillside rolls and collisions, waterfalls and high impact tests.

With all our testing our passengers stayed safe and the HDPE core absorbed and performed as designed.

Will the Pod Sink? What Happens if Water Gets Inside?

The RescuePod is designed to be 100% buoyant. If it were to be pushed under water during a natural disaster, it behaves similarly to a beach ball in a swimming pool. It will pop up to the surface and the ballast will right the RescuePod.

A manual bilge pump inside the pod and water channel below the floor assures you that if the hatch is not properly secured or water that comes through the vents if left open will allowed to be easily removed.

What Happens After a Disaster?

Your RescuePod is equipped with a personal locating beacon (PLB). This allows you to broadcast a distress signal from the pod itself, alerting the coast guard or nearest search and rescue agency that a vessel is in trouble and in need of assistance. About 400 pilots, boaters and back country explorers who were saved by a PLB during a rigorous test program in Alaska.  We currently have a special NOAA registration for Tsunami Survival Shelters PLB’s.   The RescuePod international orange color can be spotted from afar and the newest USA Only models also have Infrared Reflective GLINT tape for easier spotting through cloud cover and with night vision.  GLINT Tape needs State Department approval for export. 

In addition, your RescuePod includes a 4 gallon water jug and 12 Meals Ready to Eat, which provide on average 1200 calories per meal allowing for 2400 calories for 2 people for 3 days. Also provided are 6 clean waste bags.

Where Do I Store My RescuePod?

If your home or place of business at which the pod is located has a flat roof is built to current earthquake building standards, then this could be the ideal placement location. We also recommend either the side of the house or business.When stored outdoors always keep covered with included Sunbrella marine cover.

Ideally you want to place the pod where it will have the least path of resistance if it is swept inland typically the side of the home placed closer to the inland part of the building. If permanently placed outside of the home we recommend a locking cover and cable lock for the hatch.

Where Can I Buy a RescuePod?

If you’re interested in learning more about the RescuePod or placing an order, call us at 888-318-8281 or contact us using the form below. We can provide more information, answer more of your questions, or arrange for a demo of the RescuePod if you live on the Oregon or Washington Coast.

Questions?


Call (888) 318-8281 to learn more.