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《China Emergency Rescue》 2020-02
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Emergency Management System in China: Lessons Learned from Australia 2019-20 Bushfires

ZHANG Zhi;XU Wenhao;  
Australia bushfires sparked in 2019 and have been blazing for several months. Sustained high temperature, drought and wind made the vast eucalyptus trees in hills and mountains easy to burn. Human factors such as mistakes in decision-making and insufficient investment in fire fighting were also making it more devastating than ever. The fires have spread to 6 states and evolved into a national disaster, destroying 18.6 million hectares of land, killing 34 people and damaging the environment badly. Global warming bringing increasing risks, no country is immune from such a disaster as Australia bushfires. To further improve China's emergency management system, it is suggested that we should strengthen our emergency response capability in terms of risk prevention and control, consolidate the achievements of emergency system construction with "One Planning plus Three Systems" as its core, clarify the emergency command relationship, enhance the support of IT application and invest more in emergency rescue forces.
【CateGory Index】: S762
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