A BENDIGO mother has expressed fears her paramedic daughter is being put into life-threatening situations by ice users.
Adrienne Power said her daughter was almost stabbed with a pair of scissors by a teenager affected by the drug ice.
Mrs Power said it wasn't the first time her daughter has been threatened by a violent drug user and she expected it wouldn't be the last.
"This is the normal day-to-day stuff she deals with," she said.
Mrs Power said she, and many family members of emergency service workers held concerns they could be violently attacked, or killed, on the job.
"It’s incredibly difficult. The frightening thing is it can deprive a family of their daughter or son, or a husband or wife.
"The level of drug abuse is just senseless, irresponsible and self-indulgent."
A parliamentary inquiry into ice abuse heard this week that ambulance calls relating to the drug ice have more than doubled in the past few years.
Mrs Power's daughter, speaking on the basis of anonymity, said she responded to at least three to four ice users a week.
She said paramedics in other areas dealt with a far higher number of addicts on a regular basis.
“When they're on ice, people can completely fly off the handle," she said. "It's unpredictable. It really is everywhere and I think it's only going to get worse."
When they're on ice, people can completely fly off the handle
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