Emergency Preparedness

The Public Safety Office is responsible for emergency preparedness and 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

Public Safety and Preparedness Expo

This fun, free event took place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019. It was a great opportunity to teach kids and adults alike about emergency preparedness. The event included informative panels on Earthquakes, Fire Preparedness, Active Shooter Scenarios, and more. Vendors were on-site to converse with attendees about how they can better prepare their families and homes for emergencies.

The next Expo will take place in 2020. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures below from the 2019 event (photo credit: Tim Horton, Malibu CERT). 

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)