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Fire tragedy: Obituary for Louise Hincks

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Louise Hincks joined the CFS as a volunteer at the Eden Hills Brigade on 27 July 1994 before transferring to Region 1 Operations on 12 November 2008.  Between December 2008 and 2019, Louise took a break from volunteering whilst studying, using her skills to go on and support fellow emergency services workers through the Stress Prevention and Management program.

Louise Hincks

A loved and respected member of the Happy Valley Brigade, Louise held the positions of Brigade Finance Officer and Senior Firefighter. A passionate volunteer firefighter, there was nothing that Louise would not do to help someone. Yesterday, tragically, Louise lost her life on the fireground, doing something she loved. Louise was a much loved member of the CFS and will always be in the hearts of the CFS family.

Statement from Louise’s family:

Louise was a loving wife, mum, daughter, aunty, sister and caring CFS volunteer. She spent a lifetime devoted to the community and the Country Fire Service, which she loved. We are devastated at her loss. We sincerely thank every volunteer from the Country Fire Service who is currently on the ground, and particular the Happy Valley / Eden Hills brigades. Thank you to the community for their outpouring of love, support and for respecting our family privacy at this time.

Naracoorte Community News 26 January 2022

This article appeared in the Naracoorte Community News, 26 January 2022.

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