McQueeney VFD Presents Fire Prevention Program to McQueeney Elementary Students

Volunteers from the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a team of puppetmasters from Mexico, spent the day Friday (October 14th) at McQueeney Elementary School teaching the students about fire prevention and safety. The students, grades K-5, enjoyed the puppets and the demonstrations performed by the volunteers. The department also had several fire engines on display and showed the students the various tools and procedures used by the volunteers on calls.

The students also were reminded about the Haunted Fire House party that will be held 5:00-9:00 on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of October.


McQueeney Volunteers Participate in Annual Tower Climb Remembering Fallen First Responders

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, four McQueeney volunteers joined more than 500 other first responders to honor the 343 firefighters who had fallen during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on 9/11/2001. The first responders climbed the stairs in the Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Plaza in San Antonio in full rescue gear twice, a height equal to 110 floors and exceeding the height of the Twin Towers that were destroyed in the attacks. Each participant carried a tag bearing the name of a firefighter who perished that day. Members from McQueeney included Chief Michael Wiedner, Assistant Chief Ray Salas, Firefighter/EMT Brant Wilhoit and Lt./EMT Jonathan Dominguez.

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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.

RIP Captain Rosa

July 3 at 4:37 PM 
I am beyond honored that my fellow ff and I were able to come pay our respects to our brother. The amount of personal out here was amazing. Not just fd. Pd came in full force too. There is no doubt we lost one of the best. It’s never easy to explain to people why things like this mean so much to us and why our hearts hurt when we have lost another. We don’t have to know each other personally in this field to know we are all family or care about each other. The overwhelming gratitude that we have received from long beach fd and other local California fd’s really puts things into perspective. They are very appreciative of the firefighters who have traveled to be here but it feels like we should be the one thanking them. They invited us to celebrate a brothers life. I will forever remember the stories that were shared and the legacy that Captain Rosa left behind. Many people were blessed to be involved with such a great guy and have forever been changed by this. But like always every firefighter will get back on that truck and do their job without hesitation to continue to honor our brother. R.I.P. Captain Rosa.