City of Malibu to Host CERT Classes for Locals

CERT class volunteers hear from former City of Malibu Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Davis.

The City of Malibu will hold free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes starting Thursday, Jan. 11, at Malibu City Hall. 

Those in attendance will be trained in “basic first aid, fire suppression, and search and rescue so that they can provide emergency assistance to their neighbors.” 

The first day of class coincides with Wednesday’s City Council meeting, which starts off Malibu’s year-long Earthquake Resiliency Initiative. 

The point of both efforts is to prepare residents in case of emergencies, whether that’s from fire conditions or storm weather. 

Last August, City Council introduced guidelines for the CERT program in order to formally integrate the program into the city.

The class schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Jan. 11 
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 
  • Thursday, Feb. 1
  • Thursday, Feb. 6
  • Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Saturday, Feb. 24

All Thursday classes are at 6 p.m. Class on Feb. 24 begins at 9 a.m.

To RSVP or for more information, visit or reach out to Susan Dueñas, the city’s public safety manager, at 310.456.2489 ext. 313 or at