If you're like most middle class Americans, having a Fire Safe in your home probably isn't that high on your list of priorities. But it probably should be. There are many benefits to having a fire safe in your home, including their primary function, which is protecting important items from going up in smoke in the event of fire. Here are some examples of the kinds of things that you can protect with a fire safe:
- Birth Certificates
- Legal Documents
- Family Photos
- Antiques and keepsakes
- Collectibles and One-of-a-kind items,
- Family heirlooms
All of these are things that would get incinerated if they are in a desk or on a closet shelf unprotected when your home catches on fire. Insurance can replace your computer or your recliner, but they aren't going to be able to replace that telegram your grandfather sent your great grandma just before he shipped out to the Pacific with the Navy during WWII. Those kinds of keepsakes are just as important as the deed to your house, your birth certificate, and the title to your car.
As an added bonus to being durable and fire resistant, fire safes are also secure, and can even protect your documents and valuables from more mundane and day-to-day safety threats like burglars, break-ins or even your nosy cousin Bernice, who thinks she's an amateur sleuth and needs to know everything about everyone in the family. Doesn't everyone have one of those relatives?
Having a fire safe means that when the worst happens, there's one last thing you have to worry about, because all of your most important papers and possessions are protected.