Deliberate Fire

deliberate fire

[də′lib·rət ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire which is conducted at a rate intentionally less than the normal rate of fire for the purpose of applying adjustment corrections between each round or salvo, for tactical reasons, or for conserving ammunition.

Deliberate Fire

 

a type of artillery fire used to keep a target (object) neutralized and exhaust the enemy.

Deliberate fire is conducted from artillery guns and mortars between concentrations of fire and independently. In deliberate fire there are a set number of shells (mines, cartridges) to be fired per weapon and a set rate of fire (intervals between shots), which is much slower than for concentration of fire.

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Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deliberate fire that killed three members of a family.
Police and fire service staff have increased patrols in known areas of deliberate fire setting and will target persistent arsonists.
An arson at the former gas works in Saltisford is the latest deliberate fire in derelict industrial buildings in the Ansell Way area.
Fireman Paul Scott said: "Deliberate fires cause a big drain on our resources - when crews are called to attend life threatening incidents such as house fires and road traffic collisions, appliances are not diverted from a deliberate fire, they are the next available fire appliance.
Police have today released CCTV stills of the two teenagers as part of their investigation into the deliberate fire at the school on Thames Road.
It took the fire services more than seven hours to contain the blaze and soon after were able to tell Gerry it had been a deliberate fire.
Paul Scott from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "Deliberate fires cause a big drain on our resources - when crews are called to attend life threatening incidents such as house fires and road traffic collisions, appliances are not diverted from a deliberate fire, they are the next available fire appliance.
This type of criminal activity causes a big drain on our resources - when crews are called to attend life-threatening incidents such as house fires and road traffic collisions, appliances are not diverted from a deliberate fire such as this one.
The group, which included people from social services, area co-ordination and Whitefriars, met to discuss the city's community fire safety plan, which aims to give young people things to do during the long summer holidays to prevent deliberate fire setting.
The fire service believe youngsters are behind the fires and are urging anyone who has information about any deliberate fire to contact the police.
Two hours later, the crews were called back to nearby River Walk to deal with another deliberate fire in a derelict house, which was soon extinguished.
If we have a number of crews tied up with one deliberate fire it can have an impact on our response times and if somebody has a real incident that is life-threatening there is the risk of a delay that could cost lives.