News Timmins Fire Department looks to Buy New Bunker Gear SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Tuesday, Apr. 4th, 2017 Photo: Fire Chief Mike Pintar. Supplied by Taylor Ablett. Local firefighters are looking to purchase new bunker gear. The Timmins Fire Department is looking to purchase 160 complete sets and 28 spare sets, costing about $372,000 in total. Chief Mike Pintar says most of their gear is wearing down from being washed after every incident to get rid of contaminants in the fabric. //www.mytimminsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bunker-gear-2.mp3 Pintar adds they have to buy the spare gear in case some of it is out of commission. //www.mytimminsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bunker-gear-1-1.mp3 City Council is looking at this request and will bring it back for possible approval.