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Potentially Moving to Kodiak

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Jvigue90, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Jun 25, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    Jvigue90

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    Hey guys I am currently testing for a job with Kodiak Fire Department. I was just hoping that there might be a few guys here that could tell me a little about living up there as I am from Oregon, but have always wanted to at least visit AK. Any insight or pictures of the area are welcome, thanks.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    I've only been there for a week. There's a Walmart there, but it's definitely a small town and island feel to it. I have some pictures I should be able to dig up from a work trip a few years ago.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    My cousin worked there at the Navy weather station. He used to entertain us with tales of the giant bears - whom terrified his wife by visiting the neighborhood. This was probably too long ago to be relevant.

    He told me once that a bear came up to the building where he worked - and standing up - looked in at him through the second story window......
     
  4. Jun 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Pics would be really awesome, and hey bear stories like that just mean I get to invest in another gun haha
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    Not that far fetched honestly, they are home to the biggest grizzlies.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2018 at 9:21 PM
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    If you like rain and the outdoors, it's great. If you don't need city things to keep you entertained, it's great. Fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, etc. All in the rain. I loved my time there. Wish we had never left. Such is life. My time there is where my fondest memories come from.
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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    did you test out for salem too? they were hiring.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    No this is the first time I've tested since starting paramedic school last September.
     
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  9. Jul 5, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Lived there for 2 years. As a city boy from Miami, it was hard at first. Learn to love the wet outdoors, and the wildlife and you’ll have a blast.
     
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  10. Jul 5, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    duuude. you shouldve tested for tacoma too!! they were hurting for the longest
     
  11. Jul 25, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    Just thought Id let you guys know I have made it to the backgrounds for Kodiak Fire so if all goes well I should be moving to Kodiak by September or October.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    Heading your way tomorrow I'll soon be an Alaskan resident !
     

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