Urban Scaffold Provides System Scaffolds for Community Events

In the summer of 2013, Urban Scaffold Installation Ltd.  supplied and erected scaffold equipment for two community events, the Firefighters Combat Challenge put on by the local firefighters of Morinville, Alberta, at the annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival, June 24, and the Scouts Canada 2013 Canadian Scout Jamboree (CJ'13) that brought together more than 6,500 Canadian scouting youth, leaders, and volunteers.

Firefighters Combat Challenge

For the Firefighters Challenge participating firefighters dressed in full bunker gear (outer protective gear) to complete the rigorous course.  The first part of the challenge consisted of participants carrying a rolled up hose up four flights of system scaffold stairs, then dropping the hose down from the top of the scaffold structure. Then each fire fighter would grab a rope and pull it up, then run down the stairs, do a forced entry, navigate an obstacle course consisting of pylons, and finally retrieve a dummy. Each section of the challenge was timed.

Ken Thierman of the Morinville Fire Department said, “The challenge was a huge success with many attendees coming from Whitecourt, Red Deer, and Sturgeon County to participate.”

CJ'13

The CJ'13 was held July 6-13, 2013 and featured participants from Camp Woods, Sylvan Lake, and Alberta for what's considered the ultimate scouting experience.

“CJ’13 gives youth the opportunity to meet new friends, challenge themselves to try new things and explore the outdoors all while experiencing personal development and growth that only a jamboree experience can bring,” said Kaylee Galipeau, national youth commissioner and chair of the National Youth Network, Scouts Canada. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that brings together thousands of Scouts from across Canada.”

The Jamboree provides youth, age 11 to 14, along with leaders and volunteers a week of new experiences, friendships, and adventure. During the week, participants were involved in a number of activities including camping, whitewater rafting, canoeing, snorkeling, hiking, zip lining, rappelling, archery, orienteering, raft building, among other activities.

The system scaffold structure Urban provided for the event featured three stairways and three platforms that acted as an activity structure for the scouts; at one point the scaffold system was even rearranged to create a rock climbing wall and structure from which to repel.