We provide fire protection and medical first response to parts of Watauga & Ashe Counties. With part-time staff, 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.

DGFD Responds to 200+ Acre Wildfire

Deep Gap FD along with other local and state resources responded, click to learn more!

New Engine Coming Soon!

A new fire truck will be hitting the streets of Deep Gap in the coming months, click to learn more and get a sneak peak!

No hydrants? No problem for DGFD

Unlike municipal fire departments, Deep Gap doesn’t have available fire hydrants that we can pull water from during a fire incident. Rural fire departments, such as Deep Gap, pull water from creeks, ponds, rivers and underground tanks to supply our tankers and engines. Our team trains on this operation routinely....

June recap for DGFD

In June, 2023, Deep Gap Fire responded to 27 total incidents! This included multiple motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and weather related calls. Throughout this summer, our station will continue to be staffed Monday-Friday 8am-6pm to insure fast response times to our community. In the coming months, our department has...

Upcoming 2023 Community Meeting

Mark your calendars! Deep Gap Fire Department will hold a Community Meeting for all Property Owners in the Deep Gap Fire District of Watauga and Ashe Counties on Tuesday, July 11th  at 7 p.m. at out fire station. Come hear updates from our Chief and Bored of Directors and check...

Vehicle Extrication Training

Throughout the month of April, Deep Gap Fire will be training on the topic of vehicle extrication. On Tuesday, April 3rd, we were joined by our partners at Watauga Medics and Watauga Rescue Squad for a training exercise to encompass EMS with rescue. DGFD has many specialty tools and equipment...

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!