114 – Using VR to help first responders train for the worst; Jeremy Holder, Tac Med Australia

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114 – Using VR to help first responders train for the worst; Jeremy Holder, Tac Med Australia

March 7, 2021

114 – Using VR to help first responders train for the worst; Jeremy Holder, Tac Med Australia

How do you respond in an emergency?

Jeremy Holder is the managing director and co-founder of EmergiSim. He was born and raised in Western Australia and joined the army at the age of seventeen in which he served as a medic in the Australian Regular Army for seven years. Jeremy was also an Underwater Medicine Clinician within the Special Operations Command for four years and got deployed to Afghanistan and Domestic Counter-Terrorism as a platoon medic. Jeremy later became a civilian Intensive Care Paramedic for NSW Ambulance for twelve years. 

During that time, he had four days on five days off, which was too much free time for him not to do anything with, and as such, Jeremy identified a need in his industry. It led him to start TacMed, a company specialising in equipment and training for high-threat environments. For five years Jeremy and his wife ran this business from their spare room, they then got government contracts and were able to upscale their business. TacMed trains and equips most police services around Australia, which opened up a need for staff with a specific background.

EmergiSim is a virtual reality, emergency simulation training company that prepares first responders for the high-risk and life-threatening emergencies. EmergiSim is a collaborative company by TacMed and the virtual reality studio; Spectre Studios in Sydney. Together they provide unique and scalable emergency response training. 

In this episode of Talking HealthTech, we sit down with Jeremy Holder from EmergiSim, and he teaches us all there is to know about getting first responders ready for high-risk and life-threatening emergencies with the help of virtual reality. As a bonus, Jeremy gives us a step by step checklist on how to save someone’s life if they pass out.

Listening to this Talking HealthTech episode will provide you with new and added knowledge surrounding first aid, responding to emergencies or high-risk situations. In addition, Jeremy, an expert first responder and veteran medic teaches us all there is to know about training the police, military, firefighters and other first responders using virtual reality. 

Check out the episode and full show notes here.

To see the latest information, news, events and jobs on offer at Tac Med Australia, visit their Talking HealthTech Directory here.

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