Fulton Homes Kicks-Off Summer Fence Patrol Initiative

Valley Water Safety Program Rewards Deserving Families with Pool Fences to Ensure Children's Safety Around Water.

In an effort to save lives and prevent drownings, Fulton Homes is giving away fifteen pool fences to those in need during the Ninth Annual Fulton Homes Fence Patrol. Valley residents are encouraged to nominate themselves or a deserving family for a free pool fence. A properly installed pool barrier prevents a child from getting over, under or through it to gain access to the pool or spa.

Fulton Homes will be teaming up with KMLE Country 108 FM radio to award Valley families a free pool fence with installation included. The fences are specifically designed to meet city codes for optimum safety.

Drowning related deaths is one of the leading causes in children across the country. According to childrensafetyzone.com, in the first half of 2012, there have already been eight water related deaths among children in Maricopa & Pinal Counties. There have also been a total of 64 water related incidents in the half of 2012.

"If the Fence Patrol prevents even one needless drowning, we've succeeded," said Douglas Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes. "Drowning incidents happen in the blink of an eye and can occur with anyone near a pool. At Fulton Homes, we believe that parents must remain vigilant in regard to watching their kids around water and a properly installed pool fence is essential, especially for families with young children in the mix."

Fulton Homes has always been a proud proponent of Water Safety in the Phoenix area. The Fulton Homes Fence Patrol has helped hundreds of people equip their homes with barriers to help prevent youngsters from falling into the pool. The long-running Two Seconds is Too Long campaign has helped raise awareness of the tragedy of child drowning. The company also supports the Valley of the Sun YMCA, providing swimming lessons to disadvantaged youths who learn valuable life skills, including personal safety and growth, stroke development, rescue and water sports.

Arizona Pool Fence Laws state that all residential pools must be enclosed by a barrier. Families with children under six must also have a barrier blocking access to the pool from the house. Some cities allow door alarms in place of the pool barrier. Also, certain homes are exempt depending on when they were built. However, most homes must be brought up to code if remodeled or sold.

Interested parties in the Fulton Homes Fence Patrol have until August 7th, 2012 to nominate themselves or someone else for a pool fence, by logging on to www.kmle108.com and clicking on the Fence Patrol icon. For more information call (602) 452-1000 or go to www.fultonhomes.com and click on the "Fulton Foundation" link.


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