@Stephanie the topic of Helping prepare your space and guests for wildfires is relevant to us in Australia but we call them bush fires. They can happen anywhere anytime in rural areas. The fires can spread rapidly to the edge of the cities in all the states.
It has been recognised that bush fires are influenced climate change with hotter temperatures, drier vegetation, longer fire seasons and warmer climates causes more frequent lightning strikes to start fires.
Last year the NSW Government introduced registration for STRA and one of the rules was for hosts to provide an emergency folder with information for bushfires, floods and cyclones and be displayed.
For bush fire it was to provide Alert levels for bush fire and websites, battery radio with FM, AM radio stations information and smartphones Apps, and torches.
Guidelines in the article “How to prepare you’re your space and guests for wildfires. “Are like what we have been advised by the NSW Rural Fire Service. However, having to deal with guest during bushfires will be your location. As, a host I would already have my alerts out taking in the information for bush fire warnings in my area.
From past experiences, warnings would have been given for tourists to leave the area well in advance.
Because we live onsite, we would be conversing with our guests keeping them updated with the latest information. At the same time making sure that we have our firefighting equipment ready and the property is in lock down. Explaining to guests that we would be informed by the Police and Fire Brigade to leave and go to the designated safe area.
If there were future bookings, I am sure the guests would cancel because of news of fires in certain areas, roads would be closed but I would have contacted them well in advance with this information. So that they can cancel, as I have 24 hrs flexible cancellation policy.
The last close call with bushfires was 2 years ago, 6 months before we started our Airbnb and they are warning us already in winter that we may experience bushfires in our area this summer.