William C. Gearhart, EMT, CHT, DMT, CFPS, CRT, RCP
Biomedical Hyperbaric Operator
University of Maryland Medical Systems
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Bill Gearhart, is recognized for a multi-faceted career with a core competency in engineered risk management. He has over 20 years experience in Life Safety and Specialized Fire Protection Systems Analysis.
His interest in diving grew partly from his military service where he was associated with the U S Naval Ordnance Command and EOD Program. Following his military service during Vietnam, he went on to earn his civilian Open Water Diving Instructor, NITROX Instructor, EANX Gas Blender and numerous diving specialty certifications.
The public service community knows him from his 30+ year participation as an emergency responder where he serves his community as an active EMT, Structural Firefighter and Rescue Technician. He is a member of the NFPA and the Hospital Fire Marshals Association. He has earned the NFPA, Certified Fire Protection Specialist Credential.
His contributions to the Hyperbaric Medicine community include his assistance in the development of the UHMS Facility Accreditation Program and the training program for surveyors. He is an adjunct instructor for International Atmo and assisted in the development of their Safety Director’s Program. Also, he has served as a Technical Committee member on NFPA 99, Chapter 20, Hyperbaric Facilities. He is a contributing author in the text, Hyperbaric Facility Safety, A Practical Guide, and has written several articles related to diving and hyperbaric medicine. He has presented programs devoted to the technical aspects of chamber operations in the United States as well as in foreign countries.
His clinical and research hyperbaric medicine experience includes operations of both mono-place and multi-place chambers. He has gained a wealth of experience from his association with some of the most renown hyperbaric personnel while working at the University of Pennsylvania, IFEM and the University of Maryland, STC.
Bill values the many friendships that have developed during his association with the hyperbaric community, some of which extend as far back as his military service, and which continue today as part of his clinical hyperbaric medicine activities. He looks forward to continuing his service with the NBDHMT. His vision is to continually advance and improve the recognition of the CHT and DMT certifications as well as the safety and technical aspects of the hyperbaric medicine community.
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Updated April 21, 2017