Capt. Robert Graff started as a firefighter/ paramedic in 1996 and has spent more than 20 years serving the citizens of Marion County, Florida. He currently serves as Division Chief of Special Operations, serves as an instructor at the Florida State Fire College, and regularly consults as a Subject Matter Expert for topics in technical rescue and hazardous materials. He’s a Florida State Smoke Diver and has deployed on search-and-rescue missions for six other hurricanes besides Irma, including Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Todd Muder has worked as a firefighter for 24 years and has been a member of FL USAR TF-8 since 2004. He is a state-certified paramedic and works as a Driver-Engineer for Marion County (FL) Fire Rescue. He’s certified by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) SAR Tech I and works for the team as a Technical Search Specialist. Besides his deployment for Hurricane Irma, he also deployed for Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine in 2016, Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and multiple missing-person searches throughout his career.