Emergency Information for Wildfires in Nova Scotia

As the threat of wildfires rises in Nova Scotia, so does the number of communities dealing with the threat of evacuation and damage to property.

Residents should closely monitor wildfire news and prepare for potential evacuations if local officials issue any advisories or orders.

Taking a few simple steps now to prepare will go a long way towards your personal safety and that of your family during wildfire season; these include,

  • Create an evacuation plan before any fires are near your community
  • Have a plan for pets and livestock in the event a fire threatens your property
  • Assemble an emergency evacuation bag that includes personal necessities, including medications and important documents (passports, insurance policies, birth certificates etc.)
  • Ensure your property is trimmed and clear from debris if time permits, and be mindful of combustible materials like outdoor furniture and propane tanks


CDSPI has insurance and support information to help you access resources if you live in the affected areas.

Making a Claim

Call 1.800.561.9401 or email claims@cdspi.com

CDSPI Claim Support Centre is available during regular business hours, 8:30 to 4:30 EST.

TripleGuard™ insurance includes coverage for loss or damage to your dental office contents due to insured perils, such as tornadoes.

Call 1.888.490.0611 to speak with a representative and file your claim.

Call 1.877.277.7230 or submit your claim online. Representatives at The Personal can be contacted at any time if you expect to file a claim.

Representatives at CDSPI are available to answer questions about your insurance coverage during regular business hours (8:30 to 4:30 pm EST) or by email at insurance@cdspi.com.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update you if necessary.

Members' Assistance Program

CDSPI is pleased to sponsor the Members’ Assistance Program (MAP). MAP is a free and confidential support service to help you and your immediate family deal with life’s challenges — big or small. Click here for a full list of resources and support MAP can provide.


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