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.

Pintar adds they have to buy the spare gear in case some of it is out of commission.

City Council is looking at this request and will bring it back for possible approval.