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Documents are very important to your well-being and can be damaged or destroyed as a result of a fire or other disaster. The following documents should be located if at all possible.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Credit Cards
  • Driver's Licenses
  • Title to Deeds
  • Bank Book
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Insurance Policies
  • Wills
  • Military Discharge Papers
  • Medical Records
  • Passports
  • Death Certificate
  • Payment Books
  • Social Security Cards
  • Warranties
  • Marriage Papers
  • Income Tax Records
  • Divorce Decree
  • Auto Registration
  • Citizenship Papers
  • Title Cards
  • Animal Registration Papers
  • Prepaid Burial Contract

A good investment is a fire-proof safe that is UL rated for a minimum of 1 hour @ 1700°F. This is usually enough time for firefighters to extinguish a blaze. You will then be able to recover your perserved documents when it is deemed safe.

 

 

 

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