It is with great sadness the WSCFF and Local 1805 advise you of the Line-of-Duty Death of Firefighter Robert W. Hamel. Bob died surrounded by family on Thursday, July 25, 2013, of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was 59. Bob is survived by his wife Renae, son Andrew Hamel, daughter Julie Hamel-Martell, and his beloved grandchildren.
Brother Hamel was an 18-year member of IAFF Local 1805, Clark County Fire District 6, in Vancouver, WA. He will be greatly missed by all. He was a member of the department's Technical Rescue Team and also served as an instructor for the fire cadet program.