East Central High School InvenTeam

Portable Wildfire Shelter
Energy and Environment

Changes in climate and demographics are increasing the number and intensity of wildfires affecting populated areas.  The East Central High School InvenTeam is designing a portable, fire-resistant, insulated emergency shelter for people who live, work, and travel to areas prone to wildfire.  The shelter, made from commercially available non-toxic material will protect people from flames, radiant heat, and hot gasses of a wildfire burn-over.  The shelter will be compact enough to be stored in a structure or vehicle, allowing for easy deployment in an emergency, and will be accessible for adults, children, those with disabilities, and even small pets.

Infographic of the 2021-2022 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams
Infographic of the 2021-2022 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams