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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 36th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter Charles "Charlie" Goff has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the McQuady Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Charles "Charlie" Goff

Rank: Firefighter
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 30+

Date of Incident: 04/27/2014
Time of Incident: 0610hrs
Date of Death: 04/27/2014

Fire Department: McQuady Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department
Address: 84 Old Railroad Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119
Fire Department Chief: Jeremy Smiley

Incident Description: Firefighter Goff suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after returning home from a multiple vehicle accident involving a reported five patients with critical injuries, including those of another McQuady firefighter and his wife whom Goff helped extricate from their vehicle.

Incident Location: Hwy 261 halfway between McQuady and Hardinsburg

Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Charles "Charlie" Goff at

To date, 36 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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