McQueeney VFD Volunteers Attend Memorial for Drowning Victim

Members of the McQueeney VFD attended a memorial service for Victor Villanueva, who drowned in June of 2021 while trying to rescue his two sons who had been swept downstream in the Guadalupe River near the FM1117 bridge.  Villanueva, as well as Casandra Kendrick, a 22 year old local and US Navy veteran, both drowned in the rescue effort. The two young boys were brought to safety. McQueeney VFD Chief Mike Wiedner and Lieutenant Ray Salas, using the department’s rescue boat, located Villanueva’s body after a two day search. Shown in the picture below are Chief Wiedner and Lieutenant Salas along with the Villanueva family.

Shiny New Red Truck to be added to the McQueeney VFD Fleet

Our McQueeney VFD Chief, Michael Wiedner, is currently in Florida doing the final inspection of our brand new Engine 11!!! As a department, we would like to thank the community from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make this purchase possible.

We work hard to better serve the community of McQueeney and of Guadalupe County every single day! We still need help from our community, our most valued members, in paying for the new truck and outfitting it so that we can better serve and protect you. Please come out and see us at our community events, stop in and say Hi, or just give us a wave. Your donations of any amount are always appreciated!