Preliminary insurance report for insured fire losses

Insurance companies or fire services need to submit a Preliminary Insurance Report Form to report fire losses at insured properties.

Use the Preliminary Insurance Report Form to report an insured property with fire losses.

Preliminary insurance reports help 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 its reporting processes. The office also provides this information to the Canadian Fire Statistics Database.

Who can use this form

Insurance companies and fire services need to use this form.

You need to submit the report within 7 days 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 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 their 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 (time is in 24-hour format)
  • address of fire
  • owner information
  • occupant information
  • information on mobile property (like boats and vehicles), if appropriate
  • information on the smoke alarms
  • details on fire loss
  • casualty information
  • responding fire department


When you submit the form online you need to complete all fields with an asterisk (*).

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