Emergency Bikers

Mark Hayes - Paramedic

The man they call 'Flymo' has been with the West Midlands Ambulance Service for 17 years.


By the time series 4 starts, Mark will  be 40 year old with 17 years service. His nickname is ‘Flymo’, which he earned whilst training to join the bike unit: he went into a bend a little too fast and trimmed the grass embankment!

The highlight of his career was joining the bike unit.

His most dramatic incident on the job was tending somebody who had been stabbed in the neck and was bleeding to death in front of him. The only way to stop the arterial bleed was to put his  finger in the hole in his neck and there it stayed until the surgeons took over. The victim was minutes from death and all else was failing. Thankfully he pulled through and Mark regularly see the patient in the city and he always says hello and thanks him for what Mark did that day.

Apart from motorbikes, Mark enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Unfortunately, Mark is currently bike-less! He sold his pride and joy recently. He would really like a BMR1200 GS next...

Comments (34)

  • a brown

    1 month ago

    a brown

    hi mark I thinkyou steve do a great job watch you on tv all the time

  • sue jobbins

    1 month ago

    sue jobbins

    Sue jobbins mark i said hello 2 weeks go u were so kind & wonderful u put my friend on cloud nine for week u were so nice when i asked how little Steve was doing love sue xx

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  • jennifer styles

    9 months ago

    jennifer styles

    I have a huge crush on Mark, he is a fantastic paramedic. People like him are the real heroes of the country not celebs and footballers. xxx

  • Kelly Bickford

    10 months ago

    Kelly Bickford

    hi there. i am a massive fan of emergency bikers and watch every week when its on television. my favorite paramedic id mark Hayes and he does a good job. i would like to meet him one day if that waspossible

  • dee

    11 months ago


    hiya mark your just so fantastic so love watching emergency bikers... need to go to birmingham one and hope to meet you...xxx

  • Peter

    11 months ago


    There was a show with Mark, his wife and children chilling on a walk in Wales with a lovely waterfall in the background - does anyone know where abouts in Wales it was ? Would love to visit.

  • julie page

    11 months ago

    julie page

    mark an steve come back its not the same on day il come to brum and hopfully meet one off you keep the good work up as you do a great job ....

  • sue

    12 months ago


    keep up the good work mark love the program are they going to make any more seen you in the town on st george day was going to speak to you

  • Gary

    12 months ago


    Hi Mark, said hi to you at Cosford today, we discussed our football preference :) Top blokes both you & forest, keep doing what you do & keep safe.

  • Liam Smith

    1 year ago

    Liam Smith

    I absolutely love your programme, I think you are amazing people. I particularly love the wind ups with you and Steve it makes me laugh. I've been at Birmingham coach station today and looking out in case you were out on your bikes.

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  • Rebecca taylor

    1 year ago

    Rebecca taylor

    U are a fantastic paramedic mark and i am a fun of u mark and I would to meet u one day mark and keep the work up mark and your team to mark and i which u and u team on TV mark and u are the best paramedic mark love u lots mark and all the best for u mark xxx

  • Phoebe Sellars

    1 year ago

    Phoebe Sellars

    I have no doubt that mark is a fantastic paramedic but would like to point something out. He went to a woman who was caught shoplifting and put on a fit (no doubt in my mind that it was fake) mark then explained to the cameras that it was a 'pseudo fit' and explained it to be 'fake' and 'not real.' I have suffered with seizures for over 7 years and have had all the symptoms of epilepsy such as a fast heart rate, sweating, passing out and biting of the tounge and when i fall, i fall hard and have seriously injured myself many times. But when tested for epilepsy, results were negative and specialists can find no reason as to why i have them so they put it down as 'pseudo seizures' which the doctors explained to me at the time at GOSH 'non epileptic' and when people ask what i have i describe it as a psudeo seizures and i give the definition of it as 'non epileptic fits. I didn't like how 'pseudo fits' was given to a woman who was clearly putting it on and definately does not have what i have. Many specialists believe that the explanation as to why i have fits has not yet been found which is why it's stated as 'pseudo fits' (unexplained). So please next time you find a sick faker who has no idea what it's like, just call it fake, not 'pseudo fits.' As i said before mark is a fantastic paramedic, as are all the paramedics that have helped me over the years.

  • tracy humphreys

    over 1 year ago

    tracy humphreys

    thank you very much for saying hello to my daughter at the harvester she was so happy the next person on her list is to meet steve thank you very much and to your family you was so nice and im very grateful

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  • emma raines

    over 1 year ago

    emma raines

    I think u are a fab paramedic, one of the most caring ones on the roads today. U must be so proud of the work u do because i know i am of u and the service.

  • natalie briggs

    over 1 year ago

    natalie briggs

    my name is natalie briggs your the best ste

  • Peter Hill

    over 1 year ago

    Peter Hill

    yep, there i was killing time as a chauffeur walking around New Styreet area and there was Mark on duty waiting for the next call on his lonesome. Had a brief chat and I can confirm he is a very nice person, dedicated biker and round good egg! Keep up the good work Mark!

  • Jay Manders

    over 1 year ago

    Jay Manders

    met this lovely man today @ a bike show. he's as lovely in real life as on screen, and so knowledgable. it was a total pleasure to meet you, your a credit to your unit. xx

  • Tracey Budd

    over 1 year ago

    Tracey Budd

    Mark I am writing this on behalf of your number 1 fan, she would have loved the show and no doubt kept the paper cuttings of the tv listings when you were on. Can we go for a curry soon with our favourite celebrity. Great work mark.

  • Chris Byford

    almost 2 years ago

    Chris Byford

    I had the privilege of meeting this fantastic man last year at christmas when I visited Birmingham and I was really inspired by what he said to me, I have a picture he'll want to see so I hope he will want to! Good job mate! :-)

  • holly ashton

    almost 2 years ago

    holly ashton

    i met him yesterday, he is such a nice guy. i'm going to be a paramedic when im older! :)

  • Melinda Kesterton

    almost 2 years ago

    Melinda Kesterton

    I have the pleasure of knowing Mark personally and I'm pleased to vouch for the fact that his paramedic skills far out way his singing abilities lol. On a serious note, it's great watching him on screen and we are very proud to call him a friend. Keep up the good work mate ;-)

  • debbie fletcher

    almost 2 years ago

    debbie fletcher

    It transpires that I have upset my personal paramedic if I have offended you I apologise (something your wife never does I hear!!) I think you are absolutely fabulous at your job and I am very grateful for that times you have saved my life!

  • debbie fletcher

    almost 2 years ago

    debbie fletcher

    i have a pic of mark & steve on my bedside cabinet as i am their no.1 fan xx

  • Denise

    almost 2 years ago


    He is a great paramedic . he is so kind and understanding.......he's great xx

  • Ian Yeates

    almost 2 years ago

    Ian Yeates

    we love u mark ... any pics of you on ya bike which u ride on at home keep up the good work .... ill be 40 next may

  • Angela starkey

    almost 2 years ago

    Angela starkey

    Hi mark i think your the best paramedic in the world and i love to watch the biker paramedics on tv, i know a little bit of City Hospital havin had eye surgery there about 10 years ago xx keep up the great work mark xxxx

  • rachel seeley

    almost 2 years ago

    rachel seeley

    mark is my favourite paramedic, he is so funny and kind , hope he stays for many seires to come! his eyes are also lovely :)

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  • sarah joanne cookson

    almost 2 years ago

    sarah joanne cookson

    I think emegency bikers is a really good show and i watch it everytime is it on and i think mark hayes is a fab life saveri have always wanted to see what it is like to be a paramedic for 1 day and it would be nice to meet the crew on tv who saves our lifes

  • Michelle Anderton

    almost 2 years ago

    Michelle Anderton

    Fantastic paramedic, tough job yet done with grace + humour. More people needed like mark for life's work....