Last Alarm

Honoring The Legacy of Our Fallen

Fire Fighter Wade Cannon

After a courageous and fierce two-year battle with occupational colon cancer, Wade tragically lost his life on Oct. 1, 2022. We can truly say that we have never witnessed a fighter quite like him. From day one until the very end, Wade never gave up, and he consistently brought positivity to each day of his life.

When Wade received his diagnosis at the age of 31, we were all left speechless and devastated. However, due to Wade’s unwavering attitude toward life and his warrior spirit, he confronted the battle head-on. He not only underwent his own treatments, but also made it his mission to emphasize the significance of regular check-ups for everyone, regardless of their age or how they felt. Two fellow fire fighters followed his advice and underwent screenings, catching their colon cancers in the early stages.

As a result of Wade's influence, more early detection programs are now being implemented in fire departments, including Flower Mound's. Wade's fight does not end with his passing. His fight and his spirit live on through the lasting legacy he left behind.

Every day we honor Wade's legacy, making a solemn promise that he will never be forgotten. Those who had the privilege of knowing him will forever hold him in their hearts, and future generations of fire fighters will learn about the man who had a positive impact on so many lives.

Wade, you are deeply loved and missed by many. Your willingness to share your journey inspired countless individuals and saved numerous lives. Now, may you find peace, dear brother, knowing that we will carry on the torch from here.