During the 2013-2021 period, the number of people dead or missing in natural disasters on average each year decreased by 87.2% from the 2000-2012 period. Meanwhile, the proportion of direct economic losses caused by natural disasters in China's GDP on average each year also went down 61.7%
China has accelerated the transformation and upgrading of fire and rescue teams, forming over 3,500 professional teams specializing in water, mountain and earthquake rescue and other emergency response fields.
The country has also started the construction of six regional emergency rescue centers, increased central storage of major emergency supplies worth about 3 billion yuan (about $436 million) and installed modern disaster relief equipment, such as underwater robots
China has controlled major floods in the past decade by continuously improving basin-based prevention systems, strengthening early-warning measures, drills and pre-planning, and using water conservancy infrastructure in a scientific and accurate manner.
The country's economy doubled and urban areas grew by 30% in the past 10 years, while it still maintained a quite safe landscape on fire safety.
China has 7,969 fire stations and 111,000 fire trucks, up from 5,256 and 47,000 respectively in 2012. About 21 provinces and regions out of 34 in total have aviation fire brigades to fight forest fires.
There are over 100,000 people nationwide registered as fire prevention engineers and nearly 1.4 million skilled workers serving in the fire prevention or firefighting sectors.