Medical Director for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Recognized by City

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Medical Director for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Recognized by City

Dr. Peter Antevy congratulated by EMS Chief, Juan Cardona. {City of Coral Springs}

By Sharon Aron Baron

Instrumental during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Peter Antevy, Medical Director for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, was recognized on Monday by the City Commission.

They honored his contributions to the community with the creation of the “Dr. Peter Antevy Community Service Excellence Award.

Antevy served as the primary local medical expert and community liaison when little was known about the COVID virus. His regular Facebook Live sessions provided the community answers, recommendations, and calm reassurance. He also provided guidance, direction, and oversight when the city set up a COVID-19 vaccine location and mobile sites.

“The Dr. Peter Antevy Community Service Excellence Award is given, when deemed appropriate, to an individual, group, or organization for providing an outstanding response related to a community health crisis or emergency,” said City Manager Frank Babinec. “Any person or entity who has made contributions to a high degree, like Dr. Antevy has, may be deserving of this prestigious award and considered for recognition. I could not be prouder to name this award after a man of such distinction.”

According to a city document, Antevy regularly provides 24-hour guidance to emergency service personnel and recommends supplies, equipment, training, and protocols. 

He also provides medical direction for the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety EMS program, the Community Paramedicine program, and the SWAT Paramedic program. Through his efforts, Antevy has helped raise the survival rate for both adult and pediatric cardiac arrest patients to levels never before achieved in the area.

Medical Director for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Recognized by City

Dr. Peter Antevy with his family when he was honored by the city commission. {City of Coral Springs}

Antevy started his current role in 2015 and has earned numerous honors since. In 2018, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians selected him as their EMS Medical Director of the Year, and in 2019 he was given the Ralph Marrinson EMS Lifetime Achievement Award. He has authored numerous articles for medical journals and lectures nationally and is the founder of the Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System. In 2014, he was awarded the EMS Medical Director of the Year from the State of Florida.

Antevy holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Chief Michael McNally said Dr. Antevy works tirelessly to make outcomes better within the field of pre-hospital medicine and within every interaction he has and every task he undertakes. 

“His guidance during times of need has likely saved lives and has certainly created a healthier, more informed community overall.”

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