The Protectives, the Salvage Company of the Rochester Fire Department, are volunteers dedicated to a single purpose: The protection of lives and property of the Citizens of Rochester against fire. Its membership of some 100 men and women from all walks of life, generously serve this Community without pay. The Protectives differ somewhat from the many other volunteer fire companies in Monroe County, in that they work side by side with City Firefighters. While at the scene of an emergency of any nature, The Protectives perform as directed by the Chiefs of the Fire Department. Our Motto is "We Strive to Save"