We provide fire protection and medical first response to parts of Watauga & Ashe Counties. With one full-time firefighter, 25+ dedicated volunteers, and 9 apparatus, we invite you to join our family. More

Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and jobs including business owners, pastors, college students, salesman, mechanics, fulltime firefighters in neighboring departments, and police officers. More

Bobby Arnette

Chief of Department

Steve Idol


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Deep Gap Fire Department


We exist to improve the quality of life and reduce the loss of life through community engagement and emergency response.


1. One team. Nothing in this business is accomplished alone. We are committed to bettering ourselves and the team placed around us. We are our first team and any individual’s success is only a reflection of the team’s success.

2. One task. The task will change from day to day, buy we are all in when assigned a task. We bring integrity, experience, and commitment to every task, treating it as the one task.

3. One tradition. We are steeped in tradition. The fire service is America’s greatest volunteer force in history. The time-tested, salt-soaked history of the fire service, both nationally and in our own community, gives us a great point of pride.

4. One tomorrow. Everything we do, we do with our all. Such a view requires us to leave things better than we find them, no matter the situation. With all integrity, we set our eyes on the future and to making it the best possible tomorrow possible.

Busy Weekend for Deep Gap Volunteers!

Your volunteers have had a busy weekend so far. On Friday night, around 7:00pm Deep Gap Fire along with Todd, Meat Camp, Boone, and Fleetwood Fire Departments fought a structure fire in a single family dwelling of off Hardin Rd. Saturday night brought in a Mutual Aid request from Champion...

Blair Stepp Promoted to Senior Member!

Deep Gap Fire would like to congratulate Blair Stepp on her promotion to senior member with our department!

Carbon Monoxide Activation at Patton Ridge Community

Engine 2301 and two personnel responded.

Engine 2302 Had Unique 22-Foot Command Tower

This truck was bought by Deep Gap FD after serving time with our neighbors at Boone Fire and was one of only a handful in the state.

DGFD Assists with Establishing Helicopter Landing Zone at Station

Deep Gap Fire was proud to assist Ashe Medics, Inc. and Ashe County Communications last night.

Throwback Thursday: Engine 2305 Served in Early 2000s

This week, someone notified us that the apparatus was now located in GA and still had our "famous" Yosemite Sam logos on it!

Engine 2301

Primary Engine

Engine 2302

2nd-out engine

Community Center Rental

Rent out our community center for various events such as club meetings, wedding reception, and family get togethers.

Public Events Calendar

Upcoming events at Deep Gap Fire Department. We look forward to seeing you!