protective fire

protective fire

[prə′tek·tiv ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire delivered by supporting guns and directed against the enemy to hinder his fire or movement against friendly forces.
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When the Yachats Volunteer Fire Department needed protective fire gear, it was the Ladies Club that helped raise the money for it.
As mentioned, while these coatings have always been recognized as important, the circumstances surrounding the 9-11 terrorist attack brought protective fire coatings back into the forefront and raised their profile.
The players, wearing full protective fire kit, had to carry out various trials from running out hoses fully charged with water and carrying heavy pumps over an obstacle course to attending a simulated house fire.
helicopter gunships would provide the Canadians with protective fire support.
These protective fire walls you've built around yourself are keeping out the good as well as the bad.