As a third-generation firefighter, Chief Deaton began his career as a volunteer for Mooresville Fire-Rescue in 1992. He was hired full-time as a firefighter at Mooresville in 1996.
He has obtained many state and national certifications along with a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services. He has graduated from the UNC School of Government’s Professional Executive Leadership Academy and Municipal Administration Courses. He is currently active in the following associations: International Association of Fire Chiefs, North Carolina State Firefighters Association, North Carolina Society of Fire Service Instructors, North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, Past President of the Western North Carolina Association of Firefighters, and the Iredell County Firefighter’s Association. Curt resides in Mooresville with his wife Connie and they have a beautiful daughter, Camryn and a son Sam.