Melbourne Fire Department Mourns the Passing of Driver Engineer Scott Allender
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2021
Allender passed away on Aug. 3 after battling COVID-19 since early July
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their fellow firefighters, Driver Engineer Scott Allender, who passed away on Tuesday evening after battling COVID-19 since early July.
Scott Allender served the citizens of Melbourne for 22 years as a firefighter, including 19 years as a paramedic. Scott was instrumental in training many of the department’s newer paramedics.
His personnel file is full of letters and recognition for his services to the community.
He began his career at the City of Melbourne on July 9, 1998, as a Maintenance Worker 1 and transferred to the Fire Department on October 18, 1999.
Allender obtained his State Pump Operator Certification and was promoted to Driver Engineer on June 22, 2017. He also held an Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) Certification.
Before coming to the City of Melbourne, Allender served in the Marine Corps for four years. He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Town of Malabar Fire Department from 1994 until 1999.
Allender was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather to his four children and four grandchildren. He was an avid bass fisherman and a dedicated Florida Gators fan.
“Scott Allender was an important and vibrant member of the Melbourne Fire Department and will be dearly missed by all who knew him,” said Melbourne Fire Chief Chuck Bogle. “Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Allender family.”