Public Safety Expo


The City of Malibu and Malibu Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are working to help the community prepare for wildfires, earthquakes, and other disasters with the City’s annual Public Safety Expo on Saturday, June 10, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at City Hall. 

The free event is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to help the community be more prepared for wildfires, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and other disasters that nature might bring. 


Presentations on New Brush Clearance Regulations and Wildfire Homeowners Insurance

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will give a presentation about brush clearance, and the California Department of Insurance will give a presentation on wildfire insurance issues, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the City Council Chambers. The presentations will be recorded and will be made available to watch on the City website and social  media. 

  • New Brush Clearance Regulations - Ron Durbin from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Division will be speaking brush clearance. 
  • Wildfire Insurance Issues - Armine Sargsyan, the Community Relations Outreach Analyst from the California Department of Insurance, will be speaking and answering questions on insurance issues that affect homeowners in the Very High Fire Safety Severity Zone, which encompasses all of Malibu. 

Public Safety Responders Appreciation Day
On May 22, the City Council declared June 10 as Public Safety Responders Appreciation Day in order to honor and thank police, fire, medical, volunteer and other personnel who are dedicated to serving our community. At the Public Safety Expo, community members are invited to write thank you messages to our responders in special appreciation books which will be presented to the leaders of each public safety organization. 

Free Lunch - Free lunch will be provided from two food trucks (while supplies last), with a vegan option.

Earthquake simulator - Attendees can take a ride in an earthquake simulator that recreates a realistic and educational experience of a major earthquake inside a house, highlighting the need to make your home more earthquake safe. 

Jaws of Life Demonstration - There will be a live demonstration of a vehicle extraction rescue using "The Jaws of Life."

Emergency Preparedness Supplies & Services Vendors - Numerous vendors will have emergency preparedness equipment and supplies for sale and demonstration. 

Volunteer Opportunities & Specialty Teams & Vehicles - Attendees can learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities and see specialty emergency and law enforcement teams and vehicles such as K-9, Malibu Sherriff Search and Rescue, Fire Department trucks, and more. 

The Expo is a great opportunity for kids to learn about emergency preparedness and meet public safety and law enforcement professionals in person. The Expo is also a great way to get started on, or to improve upon, your emergency preparedness plans and supplies.

Planning And Future Events

The City of Malibu and the Malibu CERT Team work together to plan and create the annual Public Safety Expo. Planning starts several months in advance and carries through to the date of the Expo. 

If you are interested in participating in the upcoming Expo email