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Local Resources to Help You Be Prepared

City of Calabasas

The purpose of the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness website is to provide useful information regarding emergency preparedness. Readers should become familiar with the contents of this website, print information found here, and file it for reference should an emergency present itself. This information will be periodically updated, so check this site often.

Helping kids prepare for emergencies

  • Teach them about natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, severe thunderstorms –and what to do when they occur.
  • Make a family emergency plan, and preparing an emergency kit together.
  • Teach your kids what to do in case of a fire.
  • Make sure your kids know what to do at school if an emergency happens.

The Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (TCEP) has provided emergency preparedness and education with real-time disaster updates for more than 23 years. They serve residents of Topanga and surrounding areas.


The Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) is part of the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Department of Commerce. OSPO was created by merging the Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD) and the Office of Satellite Operations. It is responsible for maintaining the comprehensive scheduling and data information for both Geostationary and Polar orbiting satellites along with providing products derived from the data collected by these satellites.

This website is a hazard mapping system (HMS) for fire and smoke in a specific area. It provides up-to-date information on all fires.


What is Fire? Visit the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to learn the origin and definition of the word fire.


The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides science for a changing world, which reflects and responds to society’s continuously evolving needs. As the science arm of the Department of the Interior, the USGS brings an array of earth, water, biological, and mapping data and expertise to bear in support of decision-making on environmental, resource, and public safety issues.

Visit this website for up-to-date information and more details about earthquakes.


Through this website, you can learn about one of the most valuable fire-fighting assets available.

Malibu S&R

Founded in 1977, the Malibu Search & Rescue Team is an all-volunteer organization made up of many skilled individuals. They include:

  • Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Sheriffs
  • Selected Individuals from the Civilian Volunteer Specialists
  • Incident Support Personnel

Team members volunteer their time and efforts to help others, and the team does not charge for rescues. The team is a unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and is also a member of the prestigious California region of the Mountain Rescue Association.

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Let us help you create a plan for home hardening and defensible space for fire, become more earthquake prepared and learn about vital communication available through EPIC-FSC.


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