Updated:COCOA BEACH, Fla. —
City leaders in Cocoa Beach held a groundbreaking ceremony for the city's new fire station Monday evening.
In February, officials approved the new $3.4 million fire station, which will replace the old building that many say is moldy and falling apart.
The new fire station will be built across the street from the current one.
"It will also give the city a base of operation for an emergency operations center, so we can do a better job coordinating with Brevard County during times of emergencies," City Manager Bob Majka said.
Cocoa Beach firefighters have been pushing for the new station for several years.