About Us

Our Values

TacMed Australia is committed to helping people save lives. We aim to provide the highest standard of emergency medical training & equipment to people who work in hazardous, austere and complex environments.

We strive to work towards our motto “Depend on us when lives depend on you”. You can depend on our honesty, integrity and professionalism when working with TacMed Australia for equipment and training solutions.

Our corporate vision is to be Australia’s leading Subject Matter Experts and Suppliers in complex medical environments.

Who We Are

TacMedAustralia Pty Ltd is a veteran owned and operated business. We are proud of both our Military and Emergency Medical backgrounds. With decades of experience “on the tools” we know what works and what doesn’t.

Jeremy Holder – Managing Director

Jeremy served as a Medic in the Australian Regular Army for 7 years. Qualified as an Underwater Medicine Clinician, Jeremy served within Special Operations Command for 4 years, which included a deployment to Afghanistan as a platoon medic.

Upon returning from overseas, Jeremy served in the ADF’s domestic Counter Terrorism team, Tactical Assault Group- East, for 12 months until discharging to become a civilian Intensive Care Paramedic in NSW. Jeremy remained a reservist for a number of years with 1st Commando Regt where he played an integral part in developing medical pre-deployment training for SOCOMD.

Jeremy founded TacMed in 2010 to equip those people who put their lives at risk for others.

Adam Cantrick – Director of Training

Adam spent 12 years in the Australian Army as a medic, finishing his time in Special Operations Command. He has operational and training deployments to South East Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. During his time in SOCOMD he graduated from a foreign special operations medic course, deployed to Afghanistan and was a member of TAG (East).

Since leaving the military he took a position on a diplomatic protection team in Iraq and is now a flight paramedic on a rescue helicopter in Australia. He has diploma level training design and delivery qualifications as well as a Diploma of Paramedical Science and a Bachelor of Clinical Practice.

Throughout his career he has developed a keen interest in tactical medicine, casualty access/recovery and extended care operations. He now has a passion for law enforcement tactical medicine and providing quality medical training to those who place themselves in harms way.

Dan Pronk - Medical Director

Dr Dan completed his medical schooling on an Army scholarship and served the majority of his military career with Special Operations Units, including four tours of Afghanistan and over 100 combat missions. Dr Dan was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service for his conduct in action on his second tour of Afghanistan. During his military service Dr Dan served as an Australian medical liaison to the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, as well as representing Australian Special Operations at the NATO Special Operations Forces Medical Expert Panel.

Dr Dan holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a Master of Business Administration, and is an instructor on the Royal Australian College of Surgeon’s Early Management of Severe Trauma Course.

Since discharging from the army Dr Dan has worked as the Deputy Medical Superintendent of a regional hospital and as a Medical Director for a Statewide medical service. He is a board member for the Australian Tactical Medical Association (ATMA) and an editor for the Journal of High Threat & Austere Medicine.

Ben Davoren - Business Development
Manager- Training

Ben spent 10 years in the Australian Army before starting at Tacmed. He began his service as an infantryman and then transferred to become a Medic. Ben’s passion for medicine developed after he completed a Combat First Aid Course and this led to him becoming a SOCOMD Platoon Medic, where he deployed on Combat Operations as Part of the Special Operations Task Group. Ben has seen operational service in a multitude of domestic and international operations including Afghanistan, Iraq, Timor-Leste, and the Solomon Islands. Ben’s qualifications include a Diploma of Paramedical Science, a Certificate 4 in Nursing and a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. Ben has a passion for tactical and remote area medicine and takes pride in passing on his knowledge and experience by designing innovative and engaging training solutions for all our customers.

Smiley Billings - Training Manager

Smiley is a former Australian Army medic with a background in providing medical support to Special Operations. During his service he supported Domestic Counter Terrorism duties, conducted training activities with foreign Special Operation units in North America and deployed multiple times to South Asia.

After leaving the Australian Defence Force, Smiley filled the role of a Diplomatic Protection Team Medic in the Middle East.

Smiley has a Bachelor of Health Science and is the Co-Chair of the Australian Tactical Medicine Association’s Military Medic Working Group.

Katie Hall - Training Operations Specialist

Katie served in the Royal Australian Air Force as a nursing officer for 10 years. She is a qualified Advanced Practice Nurse (M.N.) and has extensive experience as a retrieval nurse within the ADF. She was a senior instructor for health training and continues to maintain an active reserve position in RAAF capability and training development.

Katie has a keen interest and experience in trauma, resuscitation and evacuation medicine. She brings clinical depth and specialist knowledge to the TacMed training team.

She is also responsible for organizing the boys!

Mike Brewer - Medical Sales & Training Specialist

Mike has spent the last 11 years working as an Ambulance Paramedic for NSW Ambulance, completing his initial training in Sydney before moving to Broken Hill and surrounding regions for three years.

Mike was posted to Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast in 2012 where has worked on-road since, also delivering clinical training for new staff and volunteers as well as developing and implementing regional training and mentoring programs.

Prior to becoming a Paramedic Mike worked in Corporate Business Development after 10 years as a Trainer and Instructor in the Education sector, specialising in Remote First Aid, Canyoning, Mountaineering and Vertical Rescue as well as delivering Mentoring and Leadership programs for Schools and Businesses.