Illinois Firefighter Dies After Responding

Illinois firefighter POC Lt. Scott Mumm died Monday after responding to a fire call earlier that day.

Mumm was 34 years old, and a 13 year veteran of the Mendota Fire Department.

Mumm returned home around 8:15 p.m. from a fire call where his assignment was assisting with filling water tenders. He had gone to bed with intentions of reporting for work at his full-time job at midnight.

When his wife tried to wake him, he did not respond. ALS efforts by members of the Mendota Fire Department and Mendota Community Hospital were unsuccessful.

He died shortly after arrival at Mendota Community Hospital at 10:45 p.m.

Mumm is survived by his wife Melissa, two daughters, Morgan 12 and Abby 6; one son, Brett, 7; his parents Alan and Patty and brothers Greg and Nick.

Memorials may be directed to Scott's family and may be sent to Mendota Fire Department, 610 Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342.

Visitation is planned for Thursday, Nov. 1 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota, Ill. His funeral will be held the following day at First United Methodist Church in Mendota, Ill.

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