TV Emergency Biker Receives MBE

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service motorcycle paramedic, Steve Harris, has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.

Affectionately known as 'Forrest' by colleagues, Harris won the hearts of the nation in Channel 5’ show 'Emergency Bikers'.

Steve joined the service in 1978 and has worked as a biker paramedic for 20 years. During that time, he's provided patient care to thousands of people in Birmingham City Centre and beyond.

The award of the MBE comes just a year after Steve, from Smethwick, received a President’s Commendation at the Ambulance Service Institute Awards at the House of Lords.

Speaking about being made an MBE, Steve said:

“I am a mixture of totally thrilled and gobsmacked. I’m only doing the same job as all of the other paramedics who turn up for work every day.

“It is very humbling that someone thinks I am worthy of being nominated and even more so that it has been accepted.

“I thoroughly enjoy my job and being able to provide care to patients in their hour of need, just as I know all of my colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance Service do too.”


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