Long Time McQueeney VFD Volunteer is Called Home

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of retired Assistant Chief Charles “Chuck” Hoagland, of the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department. Chuck, as he was known to his family, friends, and neighboring volunteer fire departments, began his firefighter/EMT career with the McQueeney VFD on December 10, 1980 after serving in the Navy for 8 years and retiring as a Lieutenant.
Chuck is one of the founding members of The McQueeney VFD and served the McQueeney community for 43 years. Chuck currently holds the record for the longest career as a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Guadalupe County.
For those that have ever experienced an emergency in our community; it is very probable that Chuck was first on scene. He was very knowledgeable, determined, and above all selfless. We looked up to Chuck and always took his opinions and feedback with high regard and trust. Many of the EMT’s that have volunteered and currently volunteer for The McQueeney VFD were trained by Chuck. His sense of humor, boldness, leadership and above all his presence will be greatly missed. Please keep the Hoagland family in your prayers as they navigate through this difficult time.
Charles “Chuck” Hoagland EOW 4-27-23
Rest easy brother, we got it from here.
The Members of the McQueeney VFD
Chuck’s memorial was held on Thursday, May 4th at McQueeney Baptist Church. The hearse bearing Chuck from Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin to the church in McQueeney was escorted by a huge procession of fire department vehicles from departments from the surrounding area including Seguin, New Braunfels, Lake Dunlap, Geronimo, Marion, New Berlin and others, as well as motorcycles from the Brothers in Arms Motorcycle Club and many private vehicles. The ceremony at the church included rites by uniformed military and fire and rescue representives and Amazing Grace performed by the Combined Emergency Services Organizations Pipes and Drums Corp.
Thank you to the Seguin Gazette for sharing their photos with the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department!

ATTENTION MCQUEENEY PROPERTY OWNERS: Please Read the Following and Take Action!

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department recently received notice that a substantial area of our response territory would now be serviced by Squad 71, a county based fire department. We want very much to keep servicing this area, and ask that you sign the petition for McQueeney VFD to retain service to the area. Residents of the following areas may lose our protection:


Bamboo Bluff Rd.

Berthot Lane

Bobwhite Trail

Bridge Rd.

Cypress Ridge Rd.

Echo Lane

Erskine Ferry Rd.

FM 78

Hartman Lane

Hot Shot Lane

Isle of View

Laguna Vista Dr.

Laguna Rio

Lake Ridge Dr.

Lake Village Rd.

Red Fox Run

Reiley Rd         

Ridge Crest Dr.

Rosewood Trail

Rudeloff Rd.      

Trails End                                      


All properties south of FM 725 and Stagecoach Rd. to the I-10 Corridor



A map showing the affected areas in yellow is shown below. We are trying to find a clearer map to present to you. The McQueeney VFD will retain the blue areas.

Please scan the QR code or click on the link below to view and sign the petition. By signing, you are asking the county to allow McQueeney VFD to continue to service these response areas! Please be sure to complete all fields, sign, join, and submit.

Once again, we thank you for your support!



McQueeney VFD Presents 2nd Annual Haunted Fire House

Bring the kids in their favorite costume to the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department in downtown McQueeney on October 29th and 30th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm for our 2nd Annual Spooky Party! We will have fun games and activities and treats for kids of all ages. Prepare for chills and thrills in our spooktacular haunted bay!

The event is free to the public.  Donations are appreciated but not required.


McQueeney VFD Presents Fire Prevention Program to McQueeney Elementary Students

Volunteers from the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a team of puppetmasters from Mexico, spent the day Friday (October 14th) at McQueeney Elementary School teaching the students about fire prevention and safety. The students, grades K-5, enjoyed the puppets and the demonstrations performed by the volunteers. The department also had several fire engines on display and showed the students the various tools and procedures used by the volunteers on calls.

The students also were reminded about the Haunted Fire House party that will be held 5:00-9:00 on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of October.


McQueeney VFD Makes a Huge Presence at National Night Out

An impressive parade of fire trucks and McQueeney volunteers took part in the Altwein Lane National Night Out community party. The neighbors were grateful and awe struck by the fire department display and took comfort in learning the level of protection they enjoy.


Chief Wiedner addresses the Altwein Lane neighbors and county officialsLongtime volunteer Chuck Hoagland and his wife Cindy visit with Altwein Lane neighbors McQueeney volunteer Tanner Wilson shows off his engineering skills at the Lego table.

The department recently acquired an impressive ladder truck

McQueeney Volunteers Participate in Annual Tower Climb Remembering Fallen First Responders

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, four McQueeney volunteers joined more than 500 other first responders to honor the 343 firefighters who had fallen during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on 9/11/2001. The first responders climbed the stairs in the Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Plaza in San Antonio in full rescue gear twice, a height equal to 110 floors and exceeding the height of the Twin Towers that were destroyed in the attacks. Each participant carried a tag bearing the name of a firefighter who perished that day. Members from McQueeney included Chief Michael Wiedner, Assistant Chief Ray Salas, Firefighter/EMT Brant Wilhoit and Lt./EMT Jonathan Dominguez.

See the full story at the news link below:


Family Night August 29, 2022

The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department volunteers and their families were treated to a barbecue chicken dinner and an assortment of sides and desserts last Monday. The meal and fellowship was enjoyed by all.  Family Night is observed regularly when there is a 5th Monday in the month.