Community members are invited to observe the multi-agency virtual wildfire evacuation exercise organized by the City of Malibu in partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire, Sheriff’s and Animal Care and Control Departments, and California Highway Patrol on Wednesday, October 20 at 6 p.m.

“Wildfires and evacuations are a very real possibility in Malibu, and we all have to be ready,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti. “I hope everyone in the community will join us and observe this exercise so that they have a realistic idea of what to expect during a major wildfire and evacuation, and ultimately, be better prepared.”

The exercise is part of Malibu’s efforts toward community-wide wildfire preparedness. Residents, businesses, employees, students, schools and organizations are encouraged to observe the exercise, which is based on a scenario of a major wildfire burning through eastern Malibu.

The exercise is an excellent opportunity to learn about the decision processes, timeline and roles of the responding agencies during a large-scale evacuation. The exercise will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Zoom link will be posted in the Fire Safety webpage.

To learn more about evacuations in Malibu and to review the City’s Evacuation Plan, evacuation zones, maps and terminology, visit the webpage at

Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer