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Posted on: September 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020 National Preparedness Month - Seminar: Harden Your Home Against Flying Embers Thurs, Sept 24

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CITY OF MALIBU 2020 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH EVENTS THIS WEEK

With Southern California’s wildfire season already bringing small fires, power outages and heatwaves to Malibu and some of the largest fires in California history to other parts of the state, the City of Malibu invites all community members to join in the City’s many virtual preparedness trainings, meetings and drills throughout September for National Preparedness Month.

Due to public health protocols in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of Malibu’s National Preparedness Month events will held via video conferencing. All of the events are free and open to all, and are designed to allow for questions and follow-up with participants.  


SEMINAR - HOW TO HARDEN YOUR HOME AGAINST FLYING EMBERS DURING A WILDFIRE

Thursday, September 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Register at: http://malibusafety.eventbrite.com

This seminar will be taught by Fire Safety Liaison Jerry Vandermeulen and will guide residents on how they can harden their homes against the millions of burning embers that can fly miles out ahead of a major fire, and cause house ignitions during a wind-driven wildfire like the Woolsey Fire. When these burning embers land in receptive fuels or become lodged in something easily ignited on or near a house, such as dry debris, landscaping and vegetation, the home can catch fire. This seminar will help homeowners substantially reduce the ember threat. 


PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFFS (PSPS) PRESENTATION

Monday, September 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Register at: http://malibusafety.eventbrite.com

This program will feature a Southern California Edison (SCE) presentation about SCE’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The presentation will provide residents with updated information about what to expect in the event of a PSPS and how best to prepare for PSPS or any other widespread power outage. 


For more information about any of the City’s 2020 National Preparedness Month events, or to get help with your emergency preparedness efforts, contact the Public Safety Office at 310-456-2489, ext. 368 or email SKaplan@MalibuCity.org

To learn more about what the City of Malibu is doing to prepare for wildfires, visit: www.MalibuCity.org/2020WildfireSeason

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