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

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Deep Gap Fire Department

Mission:

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

Values:

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.

DGFD responds into Wilkes County to assist with fire!

On November 9th around the noon hour, Deep Gap Fire Department was dispatched to assist Champion Fire Rescue in Wilkes County with a structure fire that had spread into the woods on Mt. Zion Road. Deep Gap Brush 2308, Tanker 2305, and 4 personnel responded. While on scene, Deep Gap...

Congrats to Stephen Ayscue on his appointment with Concord Fire!

Congratulations to Deep Gap Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Stephen Ayscue for graduating the City of Concord NC Fire Department academy, class 33! All of us at Deep Gap Fire Department are extremely proud of him. Stephen will be assigned to Concord Engine 5, but most importantly still remain a member here at...

Deep Gap Fire promotes “Close before you doze” campaign!

October is Fire Prevention Month! Every Deep Gap Firefighter promotes the “Close before you doze” campaign. Closing the doors in your house can help save your life. Closing doors can compartmentalize the fire and drastically improve conditions in other portions of your home during a fire. Deep Gap Fire Department...

Deep Gap responds to first due house fire!

On July 30th around 2:20pm, Deep Gap Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire on Old 421 S. near the Brown’s Farm Road intersection. Within 2 minutes, Engine 2301, Tanker 2306, & Squad 2304 with 4 personnel arrived to find a 2 story farm house with heavy smoke...

Seth Norris promoted to Fire Chief!

It is with great pleasure to announce Seth Norris as Fire Chief of Deep Gap Fire Department! Seth has previously been serving as a Captain/Training Officer for us. Seth has 20 years of fire service experience and has worked as a fire marshal for Watauga County & Boone as well...

Member Spotlight: Lena Kelbie

This months member spotlight is FF/EMT Lena Kelbie! Lena is originally from Davie, FL and upon moving to the area joined Deep Gap Fire in 2019. Since then, Lena became a NC EMT-Basic and is currently enrolled in the Paramedic class. Lena has taken numerous firefighter certification classes and once...

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!