At today's media briefing for Thursday's City Council meeting, one hot topic that was discussed was voting on new bunker gear for the Abilene Fire Department.

This Thursday City Council members will be voting on purchasing the requested 25 units of gear. This gear will cost about $2,000 a unit.

This equipment protects firefighters from flames and heat while they are putting out the fires.

If this gets approved, it will come out of yearly budget funds.