By: Chris Brunner
For his work in life-saving initiatives throughout Broward County, The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians has named Dr. Peter Antevy, EMS Medical Director of the Year.
For the past eight years, Antevy has served as the medical director for numerous EMS agencies. Currently serving as the medical director for two paramedic training programs and several mobile integrated healthcare programs throughout South Florida, Antevy pioneered life-saving initiatives, which include bleeding control training and the placement of kits in AED cabinets throughout Broward County. He is also credited with assisting in the creation of the Florida Stroke Registry.
Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Chief Frank Babinec said Dr. Antevy is a proven leader in the medical community, not only locally, but statewide and nationally.
“Dr. Antevy’s active involvement with continuous quality improvement programs has changed the outcomes of the cardiac arrest patients we respond to in Coral Springs and Parkland. We are extremely fortunate to have him serve as our Fire Department’s Medical Director,” he said.
Board certified in both EMS and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Antevy has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Ron J. Anderson Memorial Award, for his efforts to improve the outcomes of critically ill and injured children. Antevy is frequently invited to lecture and teach around the country about pediatric resuscitation, cardiac arrest and mobile integrated health. In the fall of 2018, Dr. Antevy was featured in a segment on 60 Minutes about the importance of equipping citizens with training and equipment for bleeding control.
“The events of February 14, 2018, are a sad reminder that one of the most vital services city government provides to its residents is the highest-level of emergency medical response,” said Coral Springs City Manager Michael Goodrum. “Dr. Antevy’s leadership prior to, and after that tragic day, are a credit to his dedication to better prepare first responders to save lives during mass casualty incidents.”
Antevy will be honored by the Coral Springs City Commission during their meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. in commission chambers.