ATTENTION MCQUEENEY PROPERTY OWNERS: Please Read the Following and Take Action!

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department recently received notice that a substantial area of our response territory would now be serviced by Squad 71, a county based fire department. We want very much to keep servicing this area, and ask that you sign the petition for McQueeney VFD to retain service to the area. Residents of the following areas may lose our protection:

 

Bamboo Bluff Rd.

Berthot Lane

Bobwhite Trail

Bridge Rd.

Cypress Ridge Rd.

Echo Lane

Erskine Ferry Rd.

FM 78

Hartman Lane

Hot Shot Lane

Isle of View

Laguna Vista Dr.

Laguna Rio

Lake Ridge Dr.

Lake Village Rd.

Red Fox Run

Reiley Rd         

Ridge Crest Dr.

Rosewood Trail

Rudeloff Rd.      

Trails End                                      

 and

All properties south of FM 725 and Stagecoach Rd. to the I-10 Corridor

 

 

A map showing the affected areas in yellow is shown below. We are trying to find a clearer map to present to you. The McQueeney VFD will retain the blue areas.

Please scan the QR code or click on the link below to view and sign the petition. By signing, you are asking the county to allow McQueeney VFD to continue to service these response areas! Please be sure to complete all fields, sign, join, and submit.

Once again, we thank you for your support!

https://form.jotform.com/223609262140145

 

McQueeney VFD Presents 2nd Annual Haunted Fire House

Bring the kids in their favorite costume to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department in downtown McQueeney on October 29th and 30th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm for our 2nd Annual Spooky Party! We will have fun games and activities and treats for kids of all ages. Prepare for chills and thrills in our spooktacular haunted bay!

The event is free to the public.  Donations are appreciated but not required.

 

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 VFD Makes a Huge Presence at National Night Out

An impressive parade of fire trucks and McQueeney volunteers took part in the Altwein Lane National Night Out community party. The neighbors were grateful and awe struck by the fire department display and took comfort in learning the level of protection they enjoy.

 

Chief Wiedner addresses the Altwein Lane neighbors and county officialsLongtime volunteer Chuck Hoagland and his wife Cindy visit with Altwein Lane neighbors McQueeney volunteer Tanner Wilson shows off his engineering skills at the Lego table.

The department recently acquired an impressive ladder truck

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.