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 as the Emergency Management Coordinator for App State. Seth is currently a Pastor at a local church. Chief Norris holds many certifications such as FF, EMT-Basic, Rescue Technician, Firefighter Instructor and a host of Incident Management certifications.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our previous Chief Bobby Arnette and Asst. Chief Jack Huskins. Both of which have over 20 years of experience! Together, these two Chiefs saw the biggest growth period in our department’s history! They worked tirelessly to stabilize and grow our department’s membership, hire our first ever full time firefighter, obtained a FEMA grant for Firefighter Recruitment & Retention, bought our first quick response vehicle, lowered our ISO rating and a host of other accomplishments, all while handling the busiest call volume in the department’s history!
And, the best news of all….Bobby Arnette is staying as our Asst. Chief and Jack Huskins will continue to be an active and very important member to our team!