Seguin Area Community Foundation Makes Donation to McQueeney VFD

The Seguin Area Community Foundation donated $1000 to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, November 2nd. Shown in the photo are McQueeney VFD Chief Tim Bogisch,  Foundation representatives Greg Seidenberger, Mel Grones, Dottsy Dwyer and Dylan Powell and Assistant Fire Chief Ray Salas, Jr. The funds will be used to buy needed equipment.

Lake Breeze Ski Lodge Holds Fundraiser for New Building Fund

The Lake Breeze Ski Lodge hosted a concert on October 1st featuring Wade Bowen. All proceeds from the concert and auction were donated to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department to go towards their building fund. Over $40,000 was raised. Thank you to the Ski Lodge owners and patrons for their generosity and support!

Shown in the photo below are Wade Bowen, Firefighter Corrine Randazzo,  and McQueeney VFD Fire Chief Tim Bogisch. In the background is an artist’s rendering of the proposed new fire station which is to be built on the corner of FM 725 and Lakeview Trail in McQueeney.

 

New Officers Sworn In/ Farewell to President Jawad Sheikh

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department met on June 8th to swear in new officers and to bid a fond farewell to former president Jawad Sheikh, who is returning home to Tennessee. County Commissioner Precinct 1, Greg Seidenberger, performed the swearing in ceremony.

Officers sworn in included:

Tim Bogisch-Chief,

Ray Salas-Assistant Chief,

Brian Soefje-President,

Chuck Hoagland-Vice-President,

Erik Johnson-Secretary,

Jo Ann Bogisch-Treasurer,

John Blake- Assistant Secretary/Treasurer,

Pastor Jim Craver-Chaplain,

Miracle Garza and Luis Vasquez-Mascots,

Directors-Mike Bowser, Mario Moreno and Phil Vasile

After a brief meeting, the group was treated to a lovely spread of dishes and desserts, including an assortment of delicacies with a Middle East origin in honor of retiring president Sheikh.

McQueeney VFD Gets Go Ahead From County for New Fire Station

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department is looking to build a new fire station at the corner of FM 725 and Lakeview Trail. Dalondo Moultrie – The Seguin Gazette

Members of a local volunteer fire department are ready to start a capital campaign in earnest to build a new fire station after getting the property for their new station approved by the county.

The Guadalupe County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed on final approval of a subdivision plat where the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department plans to put its new building, Chief Tim Bogisch said.

“This action allows the fire department to close on the purchase of the land for our new fire station,” he said. “Once that is done, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, we can move on to a major fund-raising effort.”

The land is a 3.25-acre tract at the intersection of FM 725 and Lakeview Trail in McQueeney. Commissioners preliminarily approved the plat in February and gave it a more official go-ahead Tuesday.

Bogisch has said the department needs a new fire station at a new location for several reasons.

The current station, located on less than an acre of land, lacks adequate space, has no room for expansion and is located in a heavy traffic area at the intersection of FM 725 and FM 78, he said.

Traffic conditions are beginning to make it more difficult for fire department personnel to effectively respond to calls, Bogisch said.

The department is planning to build a new station that is large enough to house all of the department’s equipment, he said. Fire trucks will fit comfortably in the new facility as it is currently planned with five drive-through bays for vehicles.

An administration/living quarters side of the station will have a large training/meeting room, administrative offices, a large kitchen and four bedrooms for personnel to stay at the station overnight, the chief said.

Construction of a new building also will provide for future growth, Bogisch said. The improvements will help the department better serve the community, he said.

Dalondo Moultrie is the assistant managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail him at dalondo.moultrie@seguingazette.com .

McQueeney VFD Parades Through Neighborhoods Served

On Monday evening, April 20, the McQueeney VFD paraded fire department vehicles through the McQueeney area neighborhoods, sirens and horns blasting. Areas visited included Lake Ridge, McQueeney Estates, Woodlake, Downtown McQueeney, Cypress Grove and the Altwein Lane communities. Many residents came out to wave flags and show their support and appreciation.

 

 

McQueeney VFD Goes Forward With Purchase of Property for Construction of New Station

The links below will take you to pages from the February 19, 2020 edition of the Seguin Gazette Enterprise concerning the purchase of property for the new McQueeney VFD Fire Station. Please click the first link for the front page story, then the second link to continue to page 7.

http://seguingazette.com/eedition/page_a1ab703a-bfb8-51c0-a2da-7520b5ea13e4.html

http://seguingazette.com/eedition/page_c9be82b6-ed2a-50ac-a7fb-edcd2180b00a.html

 

 

Schertz Ladder Truck Involved in Accident

At approximately 3:00 A.M. Thursday morning Roadrunner Towing was dispatched to I35 and FM 1103 for a single tractor trailer accident. While working the scene, Schertz Fire Department positioned a ladder truck to block the lanes and protect working personnel. The ladder truck was struck by a second tractor trailer truck that had failed to move over for emergency vehicles. We are all thankful that there were no injuries. WE ASK EVERYONE TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, INCLUDING POLICE, FIRE, EMS, TOW TRUCKS AND TXDOT WORKERS. PLEASE GIVE THEM ROOM TO WORK AND THE CHANCE TO GO HOME ALIVE!

                                                                          

McQueeney VFD Finalizes Purchase of Land for New Fire Station

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department is in the final stages of purchasing 3 acres of land at the intersection of FM 725 and Lakeview Trail as the location for our proposed new fire station.  This Public Notice sign is required under the Guadalupe County Subdivision rules and it does NOT mean a new housing subdivision is being proposed for this location.
 

We are excited about our plans to grow the fire department and improve the level of service we provide to the community.

Thank you,
Tim Bogisch, Chief
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