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


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.

Card My Yard of Boone helps DGFD with recruitment!

Card My Yard of Boone recently help Deep Gap Fire Department with our recruitment efforts! With their help, we were able to put out signs around the fire station to encourage community members to join our department! Deep Gap Fire is recruiting new members all the time! DGFD offers positions...

DGFD responds to multiple grass fires!

Deep Gap Fire Department got a little busy on the afternoon of April 18th, after a vehicle driving down Hwy. 221 & Hwy. 421 started multiple fires along the roadway. At approx. 3:30pm Deep Gap was dispatched to a grass fire off Hwy. 421 near the Natural Gas station. Shortly...

Volunteers prepare for ISO rating!

Deep Gap Fire Department prepares for upcoming NCRRS inspection! The North Carolina Response Rating System (NCRRS) is a division of the Department of Insurance (DOI). Administered and maintained by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), the NCRRS routinely inspects more than 1,300 North Carolina fire departments. It rates...

Deep Gap Fire responds to head-on collision on Hwy. 421

On March 28th at 8:30am, Deep Gap Volunteers, Watauga Medics and State Highway Patrol were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 421 just after Stony Fork Rd. Shortly after the initial dispatch, the call was upgraded in severity and Champion Fire Department, Wilkes EMS, Watauga Rescue, and additional...

Deep Gap Fire assists Todd Fire Rescue with structure fire!

On March 16th just before 11pm, Deep Gap Fire Department responded with Fleetwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Todd Fire Department, Meat Camp Fire Department and Ashe Medics to the Railroad Grade Community for a chimney fire. Shortly after dispatch, the fire was reported to have spread to the attic and...

Your volunteers fight afternoon wildland fire in Stony Fork!

On Feb. 24th, Deep Gap Fire Department along with the North Carolina Forest Service and Watauga County Emergency Services responded to the Stony Fork Community of our district for a woods fire. Brush 2308, Engine 2302 and Tanker 2306 all reported to the scene with numerous personnel. The fire was...

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!