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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

Malibu Earthquake Resiliency Initiative
January to December 2018

Earthquake Preparedness for Elderly and People with Disabilities
For the elderly and people with disabilities, limited mobility or special medical needs, emergencies such as earthquakes, wildfires and floods present additional challenges. Protecting yourself and your family when disaster strikes requires planning ahead. FEMA recommends making an emergency plan, creating a personal assessment of challenges and resources, creating a personal support network, getting informed about your local community's hazards, disaster plans, warning systems and assistance programs. Learn more at FEMA.

Earthquake Preparedness Presentation by Dr. Lucy Jones
Dr. Lucy Jones, one of the world’s foremost experts on earthquakes, gave a presentation on earthquake risk and preparedness specific to Malibu and help kick off the City’s year-long Earthquake Resiliency Initiative during the Malibu City Council meeting on January 10, 2018. The goal of the Initiative is to increase the community’s resiliency, or ability to respond and recover, to a large earthquake in order to reduce casualties and damage, and shorten the recovery period. The Initiative will include creating an inventory of soft-story buildings and identifying incentives for property owners to improve the seismic safety of these and other vulnerable structures. Throughout the year, the City will also conduct public education, work to reduce non-structural earthquake hazards, update emergency plans, and conduct Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. For more information, read the press release about the Initiative

Full-Scale Test of Everbridge - Disaster Mass Notification System
Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 PM

Everbridge - Disaster Mass Notification System
All land line phone numbers in the City of Malibu are
automatically entered into the Everbridge® database. 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.

Public Safety Town Meeting - Earthquake Preparedness
The City's Public Safety Town Hall Meeting on January 24 provided information on the earthquake threat specific to Malibu and how to be prepared for a major earthquake. The event was held as part of the City’s year-long Earthquake Resiliency Initiative.

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