Documents and Money


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.

Fireproof Safe

A good investment is a fire-proof safe that is UL rated for a minimum of 1 hour at 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit. This is usually enough time for firefighters to extinguish a blaze. You will then be able to recover your preserved documents when it is deemed safe.

Important documents to be kept in a fire-proof safe include:

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