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.

McQueeney VFD Responds to Multivehicle Accident at FM 78 and FM 725

At 7:10pm on 4/9/19 the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with injuries in front of the Pic-N-Pac at FM725 @ FM78.  Initial reports included the information that one vehicle had rolled over and there was one adult and two small children in that vehicle.

Seven firefighters responded with a rescue truck and command unit. Upon arrival we found a 2 vehicle accident with both  westbound lanes of FM78  and one eastbound lane of FM 78 obstructed. All of the victims were out of the vehicles upon our arrival and none of them appeared to be injured. Seguin EMS and McQueeney EMTs evaluated the patients and all signed refusals, there were no patient transports.  M eeney VFD assisted with traffic control and hazard mitigation of an oil spill from one of the vehicles and we remained on scene until both vehicles were towed and all debris was removed from the roadway. Guadalupe County Constable PCT4, GCSO and TXDPS units reopened the roadway once wreckers had picked up the vehicles and cleared the roadway.  Our total time on scene was approximately 1 hour.

McQueeney VFD responds to early morning accident on FM 78

Three McQueeney VFD firefighters and one rescue truck were dispatched at 6:45 a.m. Thursday for a 3 vehicle major multivehicle accident at the intersection of F.M. 78 and F.M. 725.  Firefighters found the intersection blocked and evaluated 5 occupants for injury. One of the five occupants was transported by Seguin EMS to GRMC in Seguin. The others suffered only minor injuries. The roadway was reopened at about 7:30 a.m.

McQueeney VFD Responds to Multivehicle Accident on FM725

On Thursday, March 21st, the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 6:54 p.m. and responded to a multivehicle accident in front of the McQueeney Gun Club on F.M. 725. One engine, one rescue truck, one command vehicle and 6 firefighters responded to the call. The driver of the vehicle depicted in the photograph below was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. The other driver declined treatment. The department also remediated a fuel spill from the second vehicle. The scene was cleared by 7:52.

2/22/19: Local fire departments responded to a structure fire on the 3200 block of Link Rd at approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. The home involved was a 100 year old wood structure, and housed a family of 7. Only one resident was home at the time and he was able to escape unharmed. McQueeney VFD, as well as 3 other area departments responded to the call and worked for several hours, but were unable to save the structure. Donations of cash and gift cards to help the displaced family are being collected by Friedens Church, 2555 Friedens Church Rd. or you can donate at https://www.facebook.com/donate/608241236314349/