I'm officially a "geezer" Today I took delivery of a Uniden Bearcat BCT8 scanner and programmed in the relevant frequencies for the Maine Warden Service, State Police, and regional sheriff's departments, municipal cops, emergency agencies, etc. It's cheap entertainment, and it might lead me to photo-ops. Jump in the truck with Duke and take a ride. Today, a guy in the next town cut off his lower arm in a mowing accident, and the rescue squad requested a "life-flight" helicopter evacuation. The resultant communications gave a "Keystone Cops" air to the whole situation, since the town cops and rescue wanted to set up a landing zone in Madison, and the were overridden by other powers who wanted the victim transported to the nearest hospital with a helicopter pad. Nobody seemed to be able to coordinate ETAs or figure out whether the patient should be taken right to the ER or be held at the pad for a flight to a more advanced treatment unit.