City of Malibu Will Host Safety Expo To Prepare Families for Disaster

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When a natural disaster occurs, finding safety is a priority. To prepare community members, the City of Malibu will host a free public safety and preparedness expo on Saturday, June 15, at Trancas Country Market.

The safety expo will provide the community with information on what kind of supplies are necessary to survive without help for at least 72 hours.

The event will have interactive speaking panels with experts discussing aspects of emergency preparedness, including what type of equipment is needed and what technology is used to rebuild safer homes.

In a statement shared by the city, Mayor Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner said, “Summer is here and the traditional fire season is coming fast, so there couldn’t be a better time to learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your neighborhood for whatever nature brings.”

The city’s public safety specialist, Stephanie Berger, said the event will focus on what to do during wildfires and earthquakes as well as family preparedness. 

“People need to be prepared constantly, an earthquake can happen any minute and having a plan and being prepared can be ideal,” Berger said. “It makes it easier not only to deal with the disaster itself, but also makes the recovery process after a disaster simpler and faster. We hope this event encourages people to think about any special factors in their disaster plans and overall helps Malibu be a resilient, prepared community.”

Kids will also get an opportunity to learn about safety and preparedness as well as see miniature therapy horses provided by the Sheriff’s Department.

Presentations and vendor booths will include KBUU

News General Manager Hans Laetz.

Services will be provided by the Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, the American Red Cross, the LA Office of Emergency Management, Malibu Search and Rescue, Malibu Cert team, Malibu Volunteers on Patrol, LA County Animal Control and the Emergency Café.

Supported by the International Protective Services with additional sponsorship from Malibu Surfside News, Malibu Dolphin Charitable Foundation, Operation Recovery, Trancas Country Market, KBUU 99.1, Malibu Market and Design, and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce. 

The expo will take place at 30745 Pacific Coast Highway, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit