One of my most embarassing moments, we were assisting on a tree into a house on Ferris Rd. This was before we had map books on the engines. Ferris Rd was only a block long of a 20 mile road. We got so lost we ended up about 5 miles away and callboard calling us every 5 mins. We finally found it coming back from the other direction.
While I promised myself I would never get lost after the above incident, while covering a station during a funeral we got hit out for a house fire. I'm thinking I know right were that is. So we along with an engine from Jersey go rolling following the stations ambulance. As we're coming to the road the ambulance keeps straight. I look at the officer and he says follow them. Okay the Street while not numbered would have been 42nd St. After getting to 30th I'm yelling at the officer that the street was back there. He saying follow them (the ambulance) At 25th st I say the hell with this and turn around and go back coming in the opposite direction. Come to find out the Ambulance crew was also a cover up crew and had no clue were they were going.
But the worst..I was an officer and heard the disptach as 307 Manlove Pl. So I repond to that location and give the report, nothing showing etc etc. An intoxicated man comes to the door like nothing it wrong. .....the problem was the correct address was 307 Cedar Ave cross street Manlove Pl. And they had smoke showing.... took a while to live that one down.