After the Fire - Document Replacement

Center Pigeon Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. P.O. Box 875, Canton, NC 28716    Tel: 828.648.0810

 

 

After the Fire - Document Replacement

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 preserved documents when it is deemed safe.