National Preparedness Month 2024

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Public Safety Department hosts free events to encourage the public to get prepared for disasters.  


disaster Notification tests

Everbridge Disaster Notification System Test Message 

For September Preparedness Month, the City will send a test message each week to one of Malibu’s Evacuation Zones. Evacuation Zone Information 

If you do not receive a test message during Preparedness Month, please contact the Public Safety Department at If you would like to register or update your Everbridge contact information, visit the online Everbridge portal and create a profile. For assistance, contact the Public Safety Department at

Past Preparedness Month Events

Watch videos or view presentations from past Preparedness Month events (presenters listed in parentheses):


Speaker Series


  • Everbridge Notification System Test
  • Annual Community Fire Season Briefing (LA County Fire, Assistant Fire Chief Drew Smith) - Presentation / Video
  • Earthquake Preparedness (Emergency Services Coordinator, Sarah Kaplan) - Presentation /  Video
  • Home Hardening Meets Curb Appeal (Fire Safety Liaison, Bradley Yocum) - Presentation / Video
  • Spanish Language Emergency Preparedness Training (Malibu Foundation and Malibu Labor Exchange)
  • Malibu Foundation Emergency Preparedness for Seniors (Malibu Foundation)

September 2021

  • PSPS Training for Seniors and Older Adults (City Staff) - Presentation
  • Everbridge Notification System Test
  • Home Wildfire Hardening Seminar (City Staff) - Offered twice Video (Meeting 1) or Video (Meeting 2)
  • Spanish Language Emergency Preparedness Training (City Staff, Malibu Labor Exchange, Malibu Foundation, and Pepperdine University)
  • Firescaping Workshop (Los Angeles County Water Works District 29 and West Basin Municipal Water District)
  • Annual Fire Season Briefing (LA County Fire) - Video
  • Public Safety Expo