The primary duty of a firefighter paramedic is to extinguish fire and save the public. At the same time, they are also expected to extend emergency medical care to the injured. Firefighter paramedics are trained to work in testing conditions and at odd hours. They undergo rigorous training in firefighting techniques and fire prevention. They simultaneously learn medical procedures that have to be applied during emergency caused by fire traffic accidents. Paramedic courses are usually taught at community colleges and some vocational schools. They are also responsible to rescue those trapped during fire mishaps. The average income of a firefighter paramedic is $53,000 yearly.