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Captain (retired) David Allen Insley, Jr. Answers Last Alarm
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Captain Insley was a career firefighter and certified SCUBA diver. He was also a SCUBA diving instructor. He began his fire-service career as a volunteer with the Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Company. He was hired by the Salisbury Fire Department as a career firefighter in 1990.

A graduate of Mardela High School, Captain Insley served in the Maryland National Guard from 1981 to 1986. While a member of the Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Company he earned his Cardiac Rescue Technician certification.

At the Salisbury Fire Department he achieved paramedic certification and rose through the ranks to retire as a captain in 2017. He also reorganized the city’s underwater search and rescue program and was commander of the dive team for 13 years.

He formed a Critical Incident Stress Management Team to help emergency workers who were involved with traumatic incidents.

Funeral service information follows:

Visitation for Captain Insley will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Bunting officiating.

Contributions can be sent to IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, 13400 Edgemeade Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

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