Fulton Homes Fence Patrol Helps to Keep Struggling Mesa Family Safe

Valley Homebuilder has announced the Dinie family as the first winner of the summer season in the Fence Patrol Program!

(Mesa, Ariz.) –In an effort to save lives and prevent drownings, Fulton Homes is giving away twelve pool fences to those in need during the Eighth Annual Fulton Homes Fence Patrol. The Dinie family of Mesa is this year’s first winner. The Dinie’s pool fence is scheduled to be installed on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 a.m. From now until July 12, Fulton Homes will be teaming up with KMLE Country 108 FM radio and Ironman Pool Fence to award Valley families a free pool fence with installation included. The fences are specifically designed to meet city codes for optimum safety. 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.
For the Dinie family in Mesa, there has been a need for a fence around their pool for the past year, but due to some financial struggles, it just has not been possible. Amy Dinie nominated her family for the Fulton Homes Fence Patrol program. Amy’s husband, Frank, lost his job recently and due to this unfortunate circumstance, the purchase of a pool fence had been pushed aside.
“We intended to buy a fence with our tax return, but after Frank lost his job, we had to use the return on other essentials,” said Amy Dinie.
The Dinie family consists of Amy, Frank, and their four children: Michael, 10, Rachael, 9, Rebecca, 6, and Sarah, 2. With that many children and an inviting pool without a fence, a lot of anxieties can exist.
“We don’t go one day without worrying about Sarah wandering out into the backyard and falling into the pool,” said Dinie.
With the installation of this fence, there is no longer a need to worry about a child slipping out and getting into the pool and now the Dinie family can go back to living a life without the fear of a pool related incident happening.
“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,” said Douglas Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes. “Drowning incidents can happen in a matter of seconds and they can happen to anyone. With four children in the mix, we understand how much a necessity a pool fence is and we are pleased to be able to provide one to the Dinie family.”
Drowning related deaths is one of the leading causes in children across the country. According to childrensafetyzone.com, in the first four months of 2011, there have already been 14 water related deaths in Maricopa County including five children. There have also been a total of 31 water related incidents. In 2010, 48 deaths, including 20 children, resulted from 140 water-related incidents.
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 July 4, 2011 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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Founded in 1975, Fulton Homes is one of Arizona’s largest privately owned homebuilders. Headquartered at 9140 S. Kyrene Rd. in Tempe, Fulton Homes builds affordable, high-quality single-family homes. According to the Phoenix Business Journal’s Book of Lists, Fulton Homes currently ranks fifth in the market, selling 669 homes from 7/1/09 to 6/30/10. To learn more about Fulton Homes, visit www.fultonhomes.com

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