Question: Who makes more firefighters or paramedics?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, firefighters earned a median annual pay of ​$50,580​ per year in 2019, or ​$24.25​ per hour. EMTs and paramedics earned an annual median pay of ​$35,400​ in 2019, or ​$17.02​ per hour, according to the BLS.

Are firefighters/paramedics as well?

Most firefighters are EMTs or Paramedics. In many areas, there are more fire engines in a given area than ambulances, so firefighters will usually be the first to arrive and give medical care in an emergency. Lets take a look at fire department staffing and why that allows firefighters to respond to medical calls.

Where do firefighter/paramedics get paid the most?

Oregon, Washington, Delaware, Nevada, and Connecticut provide the highest firefighter/paramedic salaries.

Whats the difference between a paramedic and a firefighter paramedic?

Paramedics respond to emergency medical calls and provide medical treatment and transport. Firefighters extinguish fires and respond to other emergencies.

What is the career path for a firefighter?

After attending a fire academy, firefighters must usually complete a probationary period. Firefighters can be promoted to engineer, then to lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, assistant chief, deputy chief, and, finally, chief.

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