Fire incident reporting: fire services

Fire services need to submit an incident report for any fire that takes place within their jurisdiction.

Use the New Incident Report Form to report any fire that takes place within your jurisdiction.

Fire incident reporting helps the Office of the Fire Marshal track information about fires that happen in Nova Scotia. This information supports the office’s training and education programs, as well as required reporting processes.

Who can use this form

The primary fire department needs to use this form to report a fire in their jurisdiction. Other fire services that attend the fire don’t need to report the fire.

You need to submit the report within 7 days of completing an investigation of the fire.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form online.
  2. Check the form for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Within 7 days of completing an investigation of the fire, submit your completed form and supporting documents.

How long it takes

It should take 3 to 5 days for the Office of the Fire Marshal to update its records. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.


There is no cost to submit the form.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • date and time of fire
  • response type (type of incident)
  • reporting officer
  • address of fire
  • owner information
  • occupant information
  • information on mobile property (like boats and vehicles), if appropriate
  • details on the origin of the fire
  • information on the smoke alarms
  • details on fire loss
  • casualty information
  • deputy fire marshal information


When you submit the form online you need to create an account or sign in. If you create an account, you need to know your fire department’s username (you get this from the Office of the Fire Marshal).

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