Valley Homebuilder Installs Pool Fence For A Couple Dedicated to Giving Back After 9/11
(Gilbert, Ariz.) –The Eighth Annual Fulton Homes Fence Patrol continues to reward Valley families with pool fences along with free installation. This week, Fulton Homes will honor the Ferraro Family of Gilbert. The pool fence will be installed in the Ferraro’s backyard on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 a.m. After the devastating terrorists on September 11, 2001, the Ferraro’s gave up their high paying careers in Manhattan, and have dedicated their careers to servicing their community. With the recent birth of their twins, and financial struggles, the Ferrero family was in need of a pool fence and didn’t have the funds to properly install one. The installation of the new pool fence will ensure optimum safety for their children.
From now until July 12, Fulton Homes will be teaming up with KMLE Country 108 FM radio and Ironman Pool Fence to award 12 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.
The Ferraro family was nominated by their neighbor, Shannon Schott, who said she could not think of two more deserving people to win the pool fence installation. The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks hit close to home for the Ferraro’s. Rob Ferraro was a stock trader at the World Trade Center when the attack happened. Aimee Ferraro worked for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia at the time. They decided to give up their high-paying jobs and comfortable lifestyles and dedicate their careers to serving their communities.
Rob traded in his suit and ties for a badge and became a police officer while Aimee went into nursing. They have since welcomed a pair of twins to their lives and while they are enjoying being new parents, the hospital bills and Neonatal intensive-care unit charges are a constant stress.
“The Ferraro family would love a pool fence and the peace of mind in knowing that their children can grow up safely in their own home,” adds Schott.
“Fulton Homes is especially concerned for families with toddlers who are constantly around a pool,” said Douglas Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes. “With a set of twins, the Ferraro’s already have their hands full, and just a second of distraction could lead to a tragedy. We are pleased to install a pool fence for this couple who have dedicated their careers to serving their community.”
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 17 water related deaths in Maricopa County including five children. There have also been a total of 34 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.