Cancer Prevention


Ward Filter Systems is proud to support the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in the development of a Lavender Ribbon Report focusing on “11 Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer”.

UPDATED 9-29-21 Lavender Ribbon Report (pdf)

Lavender Ribbon Report – Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer (pdf)

POSTER – Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer (pdf)


21st Century Fire and Emergency Services White Paper (pdf)


Healthy In, Healthy Out – Firefighter Cancer Prevention

PPE Pollution EM

Wear your PPE
Ret. Chief Sandy Davis and His Story of Cancer

This video shows a proven and economical method to clean and process gear while reducing exposure to cancer causing agents. This video was developed by the North Carolina Firefighter Cancer Alliance.

Special Report:
Reducing cancer risk among local firefighters

Interviews with various firefighter cancer survivors in North Carolina. They talk about how they found out, the toll it took on them, their families, and their fire families, and the steps they recommend to try and prevent cancer in the fire service. This video was developed by the North Carolina Firefighter Alliance.
Township using decontamination kits for firefighters on scene to fight cancer risk.

Post Fire On Scene Decon

Are those bugles or plunges?
A message about firefighter cancer.

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NO SMOKE has proven its capability and reliability to fire and rescue personnel throughout the world. We hope that you will be next to join the growing list of fire departments that have decided to protect their personnel with NO SMOKE.