McQueeney VFD Firefighters Respond to Fallen Tree Incident In McQueeney 7/28/19

At 6:30pm on Sunday July 28th McQueeney Fire Department was dispatched for an incident on FM725 @ Old San Antonio Road where a large tree broke and came down on the roadway, striking a couple on a CanAm 3 Wheeled Motorbike and also striking another passing vehicle. 

 
The department responded with 8 firefighters, 1 Command Unit, 1 Rescue Truck, and multiple POV units. Upon arrival responders found FM725 blocked in both directions just north of Old San Antonio Road and that the occupants of the motorbike had been able to escape the tree collapse with minor injuries and had managed to remove themselves from the downed tree with assistance of bystanders and neighbors. McQueeney VFD medical personnel began patient assessments and initial treatment while other firefighters, assisted by Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Deputies shut down the roadway and established traffic control diverting traffic away from the scene. 
 
Seguin EMS paramedics arrived and transported the passenger and driver of the motorbike to an area hospital to receive treatment for their injuries and to be checked out further. Texas Department of Transportation crews were called in to clear and remove the tree and assist with reopening the roadway. 
 
Agencies on scene included McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department, Seguin EMS, Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, and Texas Department of Transportation. All units were clear of the scene and the roadway was reopened at 10:30 pm.
 

Responding agencies would like to thank area motorists for their patience and understanding with the detours while the road was closed for such an extended period of time.

 
 
 
 

McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Accident on Woodlake Dr.

At 3:25pm on Saturday July 20th, McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a single vehicle accident on Woodlake Drive. The department responded with 4 firefighters, 1 rescue truck, and 1 engine. Upon arrival, volunteers found a single vehicle that had run off the roadway and struck a tree in the front yard of a home. The driver was out of the vehicle and appeared uninjured, however the vehicle was heavily damaged.  McQueeney Fire Department medical personnel began patient evaluation.  Seguin EMS responded as well and after evaluation obtained a medical refusal from the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. This was the second MVA in that immediate area in as many days, the first being much less severe in nature. The fire department would like to remind drivers to be safe while operating a motor vehicle as we have seen a high number of MVAs in our area already this year, several of which have been quite serious. Agencies responding to this incident included McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department, Seguin EMS, Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, and TXDPS Highway Patrol.

McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Wreck at Klien Rd. and FM 1044

At 6:49 PM on Thursday July 18 McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to assist Marion Fire Department with a major 2 vehicle accident with a confirmed entrapment at FM 1044 & Klein Road. McQueeney VFD responded with 1 rescue truck and 5 firefighters. Once on scene McQueeney firefighters extricated the trapped victim with the use of hydraulic rescue tools by removing the entire driver side of the vehicle. Once free from the vehicle, the occupant was turned over to Schertz EMS paramedics who were already on scene. The occupant was then transported to an area hospital by Schertz EMS to receive medical attention for his injuries. Agencies on scene included the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, TXDPS Highway Patrol, Marion Fire Department, McQueeney Volunteer Fire Dept, and Schertz EMS. 

Wreck at Intersection of FM78 and FM725 Injures Two

At 4:58pm on 7/11/19 McQueeney VFD was dispatched for a 2 vehicle MVA at the intersection of FM725 & FM78. Volunteers arrived to find the westbound lanes of FM78 blocked as well as the intersection. McQueeney VFD responded with 1 Rescue Truck, several POVs, and 8 firefighters. Upon assessment it was determined there were 2 patients, one from each vehicle. McQueeney VFD and Seguin EMS medical personnel evaluated the patients and 1 patient was transported in stable condition for minor injuries by Seguin EMS, while the other signed a medical refusal. The McQueeney VFD firefighters remained on scene assisting Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office Deputies, Precinct 4 Constables, and TXDPS Troopers with traffic control until wreckers were able to remove both vehicles and reopen the roadway. 
 
 
  
 
 

McQueeney VFD Responds to Vehicle Rollover on Shortcut Rd.

At 2:15 pm on 6/28/19 McQueeney VFD was dispatched for a rollover single vehicle MVA with entrapment on Shortcut Road.  One rescue truck and 6 McQueeney VFD personnel responded. Due to the nature of the call, mutual aid from our neighbors at Marion Fire Dept was immediately requested. Marion immediately responded with 2 additional personnel and an additional rescue truck.
 
Responders to the scene found a small pickup truck resting on its side. Two of the three occupants had self extricated and were outside the vehicle, the 3rd was still inside lying in a precarious position. The decision was made to separate the roof of the truck from the vehicle for better access to the patient. Two medic units from Seguin Fire Dept and one medic unit from Schertz EMS transported all 3 occupants to area trauma centers for a variety of injuries. 
 
Responding agencies included Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department Of Public Safety Highway Patrol, McQueeney Fire Dept, Marion Fire Dept, Schertz EMS, and Seguin Fire Dept. Excellent work was done by all agencies involved.

McQueeney VFD Responds to Fire on Lakeside Pass

On June 26th at 2:15 pm McQueeney Fire Dept was dispatched to assist Lake Dunlap with a structure fire on Lakeside Pass off of FM725. Volunteers responded with 1 engine and 8 personnel.  Responders found a working structure fire of a single family residence. The Lake Dunlap VFD incident commander requested additional manpower and resources.  Marion Fire Dept, Seguin Fire Dept, Schertz Fire Dept, and New Braunfels Fire Dept all responded with additional engines. Schertz EMS also responded with a medic unit and a rehab bus. The fire was extinguished and all McQueeney units were clear of scene by 8:30pm that evening.

McQueeney Volunteers Attend Heavy Rescue Symposium in Georgia

Two volunteer firefighters from McQueeney VFD traveled to Covington, Georgia this week to attend the 4 day long North American Heavy Rescue Symposium. The event featured industry leading instructors and cutting edge training for vehicle extrication and rescue and is the largest event of its kind in the world. It hosted over 400 firefighters, rescue technicians, and medical professionals from 39 states and 6 countries. 
 
McQueeney firefighters, Erik Johnson and Brandon Bogisch, took classes in rapid response extrication, heavy stabilization and lifting, using rescue struts as active rescue tools, large commercial vehicle extrication, as well as farm machinery and equipment rescue. They spent a combined 75 hours in classes and hands on training. They will now bring this knowledge and these skills back to the department and help to teach other members these techniques. This high level advanced training means that our firefighters and our department are better prepared than ever before to respond to any type of vehicle based emergency in our district and county and better serve our community.

McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department Installs New Officers

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department elected new officers on Monday, May 6th. The new officers include:

 

Fire Chief: Tim Bogisch

Assistant Fire Chief: Ray A. Salas, Jr.

President: Jawad Sheikh

Vice President: Larry Allen

Secretary: Skye Murphy

Treasurer: Matthew Juliar

Chaplain: Pastor Jim Craver

Director: Brian Soefje

 

 

 

County Commissioner, Precinct 4, Judy Cope, installs McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department newly elected officers

 

 

 

 

Newly elected president, Jawad Sheikh, addresses the department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Tim Bogisch presents Assistant Chief helmet to newly elected Assistant Chief, Ray Salas, Jr.

Long Time Assistant Chief Retires

 

Chuck Hoagland, longtime member of the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department has tendered his retirement as Assistant Fire Chief. Hoagland has worked with a number of volunteer fire departments since the early 1960’s, and has spent the last 40 years in various capacities with the McQueeney VFD. He plans to remain active with the department, still responding to medical calls. The department extends profound gratitude for his many years of service as he transfers his Assistant Chief position to the newly elected Assistant Chief, Ray Salas, Jr.

 

Hoagland transfers Assistant Fire Chief badge to Ray Salas, Jr.