The London Salvage Corps was set up after the Tooley Street Fire of 1861.
Their job was to rescue valuables from fire, protect goods from damage by water, etc. to minimise the claims submitted to the insurance companies. The London salvage corps uniform was much the same as the fire brigade uniform, it had white fronts to the collar to distinguish them.
It was established in January 1866 and was disbanded after 118 years of service in April 1984.