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Several McQueeney VFD volunteers took part in the 2021 San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb on September 11th at Hero’s Stadium. Chief Mike Wiedner and Assistant Chief Ray Salas made the climb while three other volunteers, Lauren Rodriguez, Megan Batey and Loghan Rodriguez provided support.
The climb honors the 343 NYFD firefighters that perished at ground zero attempting to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center towers when they were destroyed by terrorists on 9/11/2001. 343 tags were carried by the climbers in honor of those fallen. An additional 79 tags were carried to honor the law enforcement officers and EMS personnel who also lost their lives at ground zero. The climb was changed this year from the Tower of the Americas to Hero’s Stadium.
Four members of the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department completed a three day flood and swift water training course over the weekend. All four received certification for Flood and Swift Water Technician 1. Shown from left to right are Clay Preiss, James Hernandez, Lauren Rodriguez and Cameron Powell. Congratulations to all four of you!
Once again the McQueeney VFD Volunteers were ready to respond. When it was learned that an Air Force veteran in the Schertz area needed help with the removal of two large palm trees that had been killed by the winter freeze, our volunteers came to help with chainsaws and trucks to take care of the task for him. Thank you volunteers, and thank you veterans for your service!
The McQueeney VFD held a social night last Monday. It was an opportunity to meet firefighter’s families and enjoy each other’s company in a casual and comfortable setting. A delicious meal was served including pulled pork sandwiches prepared by Gerald and Sandy Weniger and an array of sides and luscious desserts prepared by the members. Following the meal, a number of members were recognized for completion of EMT and other educational and training programs.
The McQueeney VFD responded to a 3 alarm fire at the Summers Bend Apartment complex in the 1200 block of East Walnut Street early Thursday morning. The call came in at about 12:30 A.M. Residents were evacuated and no injuries were reported. For complete details, click on the links below to the Seguin Gazette and Facebook.
McQueeney VFD volunteers once again helped serve the community Wednesday evening by assisting Crosspoint Fellowship Church in Schertz to stuff bags with school supplies for area children. The project was part of the Bridge Builders Program, a non- profit that assists in helping school-aged children.