Emergency Preparedness


The Emergency Preparedness Program coordinates the City's response to disasters, such as fires, floods, earthquakes, and storms.

Under the City Manager's direction, the Public Safety Manager is responsible for maintenance and implementation of the City's Emergency Operations Plan, which includes:

  • Training of City staff and community volunteers
  • Equipping and managing the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Overseeing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Managing the City's emergency notification systems

Safety Preparedness Expo

Safety and Preparedness Expo

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at City Hall

This fun, free event is a great opportunity to teach kids about emergency preparedness, and an easy way for families to get started on making their emergency plans. The “Big Shaker” earthquake simulator will offer attendees the chance to experience the shaking effects of a major earthquake first hand.

Free emergency kit for participants 55 and older who complete a class. All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket. Prizes include gift cards from local shops and restaurants and emergency preparedness supplies.

  1. Classes Offered at the Expo
  2. Vendors & Demos
  • Fire Safety
  • Crisis First Aid
  • Pet Preparedness
  • Building a Go Kit
  • Active Shooter – Run, Hide, Fight
  • Preparedness for Seniors with American Red Cross
  • Fire, Earthquake and Flood Insurance 101


Disaster notification system 

All land line phone numbers in the City of Malibu are automatically entered into the City's Disaster Notification System (Everbridge®). This service is contracted by the City to allow immediate mass distribution of critical information and instructions in case of large-scale disasters, such as earthquakes, wildfires, major road closures, evacuations, or other catastrophic incidents. Residents and businesses may also register additional cellphone numbers (for voice and/or text message), home or work phones, or email addresses to receive time-sensitive emergency messages on multiple devices, no matter where you are. Sign up now. The system is separate from the City's traffic and emergency alerts, which are used for lane closures and low-level emergencies. 

Family Emergency Plan

Fill out this Family Emergency Plan and Template with your personal information and keep it handy for the next disaster or emergency situation. (Prepared by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Catastrophic Earthquake Team)