TACMED AUSTRALIA IS COMMITTED TO
HELPING FIRST RESPONDERS SAVE LIVES


We aim to provide the highest standard of emergency medical training and
equipment to first responders who work in high threat 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 emergency medical equipment and training solutions. Our corporate vision is to prepare Australia’s First Responders in stopping the preventable causes of death at the point of injury.

We are a veteran owned emergency medical supply and training company that specialises in bringing the advances in battlefield medicine to first responders. 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.




OUR CORE VALUES


COLLABORATION

It’s “we” and not “I”. Both clients and the TacMed team, we’re in it together striving for a cause: Preserving human life. We believe in the greater good of the team and not for self. A team can do more than an individual.

AGILITY

We are agile in our approach. Change is an opportunity and not a threat. We are able to improvise, adapt and overcome obstacles. Be willing to move fast and easily.

REPUTATION

We promise what we can deliver and then aim to deliver more than we promise. We only get one chance to make a good impression, so we make it count. We deliver products, service and training that is memorable. We believe in our brand before profits.

EMOTIONAL IQ

“People skills” will always trump “technical skills”. Be empathetic/ have the perspective to put yourself in other peoples shoes. Be positive and motivated. The person everyone wants to be around at the party. Ego is the enemy of success.




JEREMY HOLDER MG
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 and Domestic Counter-Terrorism as a platoon medic before moving onto a civilian Intensive Care Paramedic for NSW Ambulance for 10 years.

 

  • Former Medic in Army Special Operations
  • Intensive Care Paramedic
  • Deployment to Afghanistan
  • Domestic Counter-Terrorism
  • Fellow of Australian Tactical Medical Association

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.

DR DAN PRONK
BMBS, BEXSC, FRACGP, MBA
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dan served the majority of his military career within Special Operations Units, including four tours of Afghanistan and over 100 combat missions. Dan was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service for his conduct in action on his second tour of Afghanistan.

 

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Former Australian medical liaison to the CoTCCC
  • Former Australian Special Operations representative for NATO SOF Medical Expert Panel
  • Masters of Business Administration

BEN DAVOREN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - TRAINING

Ben spent a decade in the ADF as both a Paratrooper and corps Medic. Ben spent most of his career as a Platoon Medic with Special Operations Command where he deployed on combat operations including Iraq and Afghanistan. Ben has a Diploma of Paramedical Science and is TacMed’s subject matter expert in high-threat medical capability development.

 

  • Former Paratrooper
  • Former Medic in Army Special Operations
  • Deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Timor and Soloman Islands

SMILEY BILLINGS
TRAININGMANAGER


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.

 

  • Registered Nurse(RN)
  • Senior RAAF Medical and Retrieval Instructor

MATT PEPPER
NATIONAL TRAINING MANAGER

Matt served 7 years in the Australian Army, working across a number of combat corps roles and graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy. In 2006 he transitioned to the Ambulance, where he has worked across multiple services as a Special Operations/Intensive Care Paramedic and Special Operations Team/Rescue Instructor. He jointly established the Tactical Medical Operations capability in New South Wales Ambulance and was integral in the raising of the first full time Tactical Paramedic Team in Australia, before moving on to become the service's inaugural Clinical Training Officer for Tactical Medicine.

  • Founding President of the Australian Tactical Medical Association
  • Master of Philosophy, Prehospital response to terrorism
  • Graduate Diploma, Disaster response and preparedness
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Paramedicine

MIKE BREWER
MEDICAL SALES MANAGER


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.

MATT CHARLES
GENERAL MANAGER


Matt started his career in the Air Force as a Motor Transport Fitter where he then transitioned into
the corporate world. After almost 2 decades of diverse experience across multi- national companies including financial services, the resources sector, logistics and specialised service industries, Matt joined TacMed as General Manager.

 

  • Former Ground Support Equipment Technician Royal Australia Airforce
  • Result focused leader and general manager
  • Brigade Captain in NSW Rural Fire Service