Rescue 53 is a four-wheel drive 2013 Ford 550 with a fire truck-chassis. It is equipped as a rescue and rapid attack vehicle. It carries first responder equipment and supplies, 500 feet of hose, 200 gallons of water with fire-suppressing foam capabilities, self-contained breathing apparatus, hydraulic cutters and spreaders for motor vehicle incident rescues and gear for incline rescues.
It can carry up to five firefighters/First Responders. It is normally the first operational vehicle on the scene and its crew can begin medical assistance, firefighting or rescue operations within minutes of arrival.