Homeowners Red File For Emergency Preparedness ~ A Red File is a binder or folder with all your important documents in one place. In case of an emergency, it can be easily retrieved... Make exact COPIES of credit cards, medical ID cards (front and back), auto and home insurance policies, passwords etc... Extensive list of items that should be included, many of which you may not have thought of!
A Red File is a binder or folder with all your important documents in one place. I keep mine in a fire safe so it is protected from fire but also easily accessible in case I am forced to evacuate, Here are some pictures of a sample Red File and various items that can be included.
The FEMA X code marking system has been incredibly successful since it was widely used in Hurricane Katrina. It’s been adopted by most agencies and departments across the united states so you’ll be sure to see these post disaster. Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted list of abbreviations so you’ll have to use your brain and think about what you’re seeing as it may not be immediately obvious.
List of Important Documents to Have In Case of Emergency-Remember: Prepping requires redundancy so it wouldn't be a bad idea to copy and have this information in two or three different places in various formats (flash drive, paper, etc.)