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.

See the full story at the news link below:

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/community/hundreds-of-first-responders-climb-tower-of-the-americas-moving-911-tribute/273-3b6d4a56-8081-4fc0-899b-5afe1eedf557

Family Night August 29, 2022

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department volunteers and their families were treated to a barbecue chicken dinner and an assortment of sides and desserts last Monday. The meal and fellowship was enjoyed by all.  Family Night is observed regularly when there is a 5th Monday in the month.

McQueeney Community Shows Generosity to Stuff the Bus Program

   

 The McQueeney community came through once again, generously donating school supplies to the Communities in Schools Stuff the Bus program. Accepting the supplies collected at the McQueeney Fire Station is Rosa Linda de la Cerda, representing the Communities in Schools program. Marilyn Marshall, auxiliary member, delivers the donations. 

A big thank you to the McQueeney community for your support!

 

McQueeney VFD Celebrates Independence Day

McQueeney VFD Volunteers participated in the Seguin parade, monitored the fireworks show on Lake McQueeney, plus manned the fire station, providing 24 hour protection for the McQueeney community over the Independence Day weekend. McQueeney VFD Fire Chief Michael Wiedner would like to thank the community for entrusting the department with their safety and emergency needs.  We are proud to serve McQueeney and the surrounding area.

 

 

Short Video:

https://www.mcqueeneyvfd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/video.mov

 

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!