Charles “Charlie” Edward Goff


Firefighter Goff had just returned home after responding to and working at the scene of a multiple vehicle crash. He suffered a heart attack and did not survive. The crash involved serious injuries to the wife and child of another McQuady firefighter.

Incident Location: Hwy 261 halfway between McQuady and Hardinsburg (U.S. National Grid: 16S EG 45 75)

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Charles “Charlie” Edward Goff was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

McQuady Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
84 Old Railroad Road
U.S. National Grid: 16S EG 4241 7341
Falls of Rough, Kentucky 40119

Chief: Jeremy Smiley

Age: 53
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 27, 2014 06:10
Date of death: April 27, 2014
Cause of death: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Not On Scene
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: After
Fixed property use: Street/Road

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