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.

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...

DGFD extricates 2 patients from vehicle

At around 10:30pm on Feb. 27th, Deep Gap Fire along with Watauga Medics, Watauga County Rescue Squad, State Highway Patrol and Watauga County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to a motor vehicle  accident at the Watauga and Ashe County line at the Brownwood Rd. & Cranberry Springs Rd. intersection. One...

DGFD responds to Historic Todd fire

On Feb. 25th, Deep Gap Fire joined forces with Todd Fire Department, Fleetwood Fire & Rescue, Meat Camp Fire Department and Ashe Medics for a structure fire at the historical Todd General Store. The store was a landmark in the community and one of Ashe County’s oldest structures. The building...

Brehm, Selner, & Johnson promoted!

Deep Gap Fire Department would like to congratulate members Daniel Brehm, Kaley Selner, & Kate Johnson on passing their probationary period and officially becoming full members of the department! All of these individuals have spent countless hours learning about DGFD, training and honing their skills and running calls over the...

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!

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!