Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Peter Patrick Madigan Antonini was scheduled to get hired into the San Francisco Fire Department.  He was a graduate of the Fire Science program at CCSF, and was mentored by our department faculty to achieve his career goal of becoming a Firefighter. While running on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, he suffered a fatal heart attack and died despite heroic efforts to save him. It was found out later he suffered from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. His family has donated money to the CCSF Foundation, for which we now have a Fire Academy scholarship named in his honor, and from which we distribute an award each semester to a deserving member(s) of the Fire Academy class.  We have worked closely with the Antonini Family to help promote a greater knowledge of HCM. There are many who have graduated from  St. Ignatius High School who have also attended CCSF and gone on to careers in the SFFD.  We are working to increase awareness of HCM at the high school and collegiate levels.