The Guangzhou Flood Control Canoe Rescue Team was established in April 2008 with the approval and direct administration of the Office of Guangzhou Flood Control and Drought Relief and Wing Proof Headquarters. Guangzhou Water Conservancy & Hydropower Station Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. , which is a mobile rescue team with high levels of professional technical experience and mechanical rescue capabilities, serves as the administrative body of the team. The group currently has approximately 20 assault boats and dinghies, transport vehicles, and more than 40 professional assault boat rowers.
More than eight years since its foundation, the Guangzhou Flood Control Canoe Rescue Team has faced several challenges of sudden and extreme weather during flood seasons. Under the leadership of the Guangzhou Municipal Government and the Office of Guangzhou Flood Control and Drought Relief and Wing Proof Headquarters, the team served as a main force during the heavy rain disasters on May 7 and 14, 2010 and those in the districts of Conghua and Zengcheng on May 23, 2014. The efforts of the team have been affirmed and praised by the Office of Guangzhou Flood Control and Drought Relief and Wing Proof Headquarters, news media, and citizens of Guangzhou.
With experience in actual combat rescue operations and various kinds of canoe and large-scale rescue exercises on water, the Guangzhou Flood Control Canoe Rescue Team has grown into a steel beast that dares to fight a hard battle on the water.