Patrick Pinder, Guadalupe County Fire Marshal has announced that beginning August 7, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. the burn ban will go into effect. Outdoor burning is prohibited in the unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days unless the order is rescinded prior to that proposed date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.