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.

One patient airlifted from wreck on Blue Ridge Parkway

Your volunteers along with Boone Fire Department Station 3, Watauga Medics & Watauga County Rescue Squad responded to a single vehicle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway on April 22nd. Boone Fire Engine 4 arrived on scene first and found a single vehicle off the roadway with 3 patients. Shortly...

Wreck on Blue Ridge Parkway requires extrication

March 1st was a busy day for Deep Gap Fire Department! The morning brought a medical call which required a landing zone to be set up. Later in the afternoon, Deep Gap Fire along with Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue Squad and Park Rangers were dispatched to the 275 mile marker...

1st due Structure Fire for Deep Gap!

Your volunteers responded to a first due structure fire in the Rutherwood Community late on Feb. 15th, 2022. Fire Chief Seth Norris was the first arriving unit and found a single-story home with fire showing from the back of the house and heavy smoke throughout. Quickly thereafter, Engine 2301, Engine...

Deep Gap Fire handles 75 vehicle pile-up!

Deep Gap Fire ended up responding to 5 calls this morning between 7:30am to 9:30am on Feb 7th, 2022. 1st was a 22-vehicle accident on Highway 421 just south of Stony Fork Rd, 2nd was a single vehicle accident on Old 421 & Livestock Market Rd. 3rd was traffic control...

Deep Gap Fire responds to Structure Fire!

On October 19th at 12:37am, Deep Gap Fire Department along with Boone Fire Department, Stewart Simmons Fire Department, Todd Fire Rescue, Meat Camp Fire Department, Watauga County Fire Marshal, Watauga Medics, & Watauga Rescue Squad responded to a Structure Fire in Deep Gap Fire’s first due area. Upon arrival, fire...

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...

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!