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The Firestar Rose was named the official rose of the Country Fire Authority (in Victoria, Australia) and a tribute to the 173 lives lost in the Black Saturday bushfires that ravaged the Victorian towns of Marysville, King Lake, Beechworth, Bendigo, Redesdale, Bunyip State Park, Central Gippsland, Dandenong ranges, Wilsons Promontory, Maroondah/Yarra, Horsham, Coleraine and Weerite on Saturday 7th February, 2009.
In one day, tens of thousands of CFA volunteers and local communities rallied for their towns (and for some, their lives) to survive the worst bushfire in the worst weather conditions recorded in history.
This rose is a symbol of the heartache and loss of that day, but also the rebirth and solidarity of the thousands of volunteer firefighters that continue to face the perils of fire fighting and the communities that have rallied to return to their former glory and beauty.
And for the 173 men, women and children who died on that day, rest in peace.