Rescue 1 has a 1500gpm pump supplied by a 1000 gallon water tank. The apparatus has a full compliment of Holmatro rescue tools, cribbing and firefighting equipment. The unit is also set up with a basic rope compliment and water rescue equipment to assist with various emergencies.
The unit was originally designated as an engine (27-4) and was later changed to Rescue 27 in 1997. It served in that capacity until the new Rescue 27 went into service.