Submitted by his Wife
Scott ‘Mummer’ Mumm was a 13-year veteran with the Mendota Fire Department. He held the following certifications: Firefighter II and III‚ Technical Rescue Awareness‚ HAZMAT Tech B‚ HAZMAT Incident Command‚ Vehicle Machinery Ops‚ NIMS-I.S.-700‚ Unified Command‚ and EMT/Paramedic. He was a member of the MABAS Division 25 HAZMAT Team.
Scott coached girls’ softball‚ boys’ junior tackle‚ and men’s summer league baseball. His personal interests included skeet shooting and hunting‚ and he spent time fishing in Canada every year.
I can’t really put into words what Scott meant to me‚ the kids‚ and our whole family. He was such a wonderful‚ loving‚ caring man. We were high school sweethearts‚ together for six years before we were married. We had our 10-year anniversary in July 2007. I am very blessed to have had those years with him. We have three wonderful children who talk and think about their dad on a daily basis.
Scott was always the first one to lend a hand and never wanted anyone’s help in return. He touched so many lives‚ both on duty and off. He was always smiling‚ and he could always make you smile. He always had some kind of witty comment.
I gotta tell you‚ Scott could also be very hard headed. I remember one year we went and got a Christmas tree. He put it in the back of the truck without tying it down and took off down the road. I told him to slow down. You could hear the tree moving around‚ and I told him it was going to fly out. He looked at me like I was crazy. Well‚ needless to say‚ about two minutes later‚ the tree went flying out of the truck and skidded across the road. I’m glad we were putting the tree in a corner‚ because after it kissed the pavement‚ we basically had half a tree left. We laughed about that for years.
I could go on and tell you all the wonderful memories we had‚ but for now I will keep them in my heart. He was one of those men nobody will ever forget.
Scott is survived by his wife‚ Melissa; and his children‚ Morgan‚ Brett‚ and Abby. We will miss him forever.
Submitted by a Fellow Firefighter
Lieutenant Scott Mumm had been a 13 year member of the Mendota Fire Department.
He was a Certified Illinois Firefighter III‚ EMT-Paramedic and was also a Hazardous-Materials Technician.
Scott is survived by his wife Melissa; daughters Morgan and Abbey‚ and son Brett.