November 27, 2018: The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department recently received a donation from the McQueeney Lions Club and a grant for firefighting equipment from the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program and we have begun purchasing new firefighting equipment with these funds. The first equipment to be purchased was 2 gasoline powered ventilation fans and some hand tools to be used for forcible entry, rescue and other related tasks. The ventilation fans are replacing two 20 year old fans that are becoming more and more expensive to maintain and the new hand tools will give the fire department more flexibility when operating at fires and other emergencies. The fire department will be purchasing additional equipment in the next few months as we determine the best way to use the remaining grant funds received from the Texas A&M Forest Service. Pictured with the new equipment are firefighters Stephen Talavera and Josh Harlow.