It is with deep regret and sorrow that MI-TF1 announces the passing of one of our own, David Knisley. David was a Rescue Specialist on MI-TF1 and a veteran of the Grand Rapids Fire Department where he served as a Lieutenant on Rescue Company #1. David has been a career firefighter for almost twenty years and has served with MI-TF1 since 2011. He was a true firefighter and a rescue expert having responded to several trench, structural collapse, water rescues, vehicle/machine and rope rescue incidents. David loved to share his experiences, skills and knowledge and was an outstanding instructor.
A memorial service with honors provided by the Grand Rapids Fire Department has been scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 12-2 PM at the Reyers North Valley Chapel. Following the service David’s family has invited all friends and family to continue celebrating his life during a reception hosted by the Grand Rapids Fire Fighters Union Local #366 at the Grand Rapids Firefighter’s Building Hall. (1930 Fuller N.E. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505). For those who wish, memorials contributions in David’s memory may be made to: Grand Rapids Fire Fighter’s Charity Fund C/O The Building Hall.
As a task force tribute to David we are asking our members to attend the service and to wear the MI-TF1 BDU shirt/pants, a black tie, black belt and black shoes. Please send me a short email (mitf1rescue@gmail) if you will attend so that I can give GRFD a head count.
Utilize the link above to access Michigan Task Force 1’s D4H sign in page.