With the 100+ degree temperatures we face this and every summer, swimming is a great way to beat the heat. But with so many pools in back yards around Phoenix, every summer brings the tragedy of children drowning. It’s easy to blame parents when something this horrifying happens, but in reality turning your back for just a couple of seconds can lead to disaster.
This truth is why Fulton Homes strongly supports the “2 seconds is too long” campaign this summer in conjunction with KTAR-FM and Arizona Sports 98.7 to remind adults that emergencies around water can occur in a split second.
“For years Fulton Homes has proudly sponsored 2 Seconds Is Too Long in hopes of raising awareness for families to watch their children around water,” Doug Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes, said. “Being vigilant with children around water, teaching them to swim, having a pool fence and having an adult who knows how to preform CPR are all critical for protection against drowning and near drowning accidents. Drowning is a harsh reality in Arizona, and we want to continue doing everything we can to prevent another family tragedy.”
This campaign is supported by another Fulton Homes community program: the annual Fulton Homes Fence Patrol program which provides pool fences to families in need every summer.
To learn more about the Fulton Homes “2 Seconds is Too Long” campaign and the Fence Patrol program, visit our website at http://www.fultonhomes.com/news/fulton-foundation/water-safety.
Fulton Homes has always been a proud proponent of Water Safety in the Phoenix area, and their summer outreach programs recognize the risk many families in the Phoenix area face every day – children near water. So Fulton Homes gave away fifteen pool fences this summer during the Annual Fulton Homes Fence Patrol.
This is the 12th consecutive year that Fulton Homes has presented free pool fences with installation included for residents in need. The program is managed in partnership with KMLE 107.9 and Ironman Pool Fences. The fences are specifically designed to meet city codes for optimum safety. Families are selected through a nomination process from friends and families of the homeowners.
“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.”
The Fence Patrol is one of many water-related initiatives Fulton homes supports. The Tempe-based homebuilder also sponsors the “2 Seconds is Too Long” campaign as well as supporting 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.
As Doug Fulton explained, “Drowning is a harsh reality in Arizona, and we want to continue doing everything we can to prevent another family tragedy.” For more information go to www.fultonhomes.com and click on the “Fulton Foundation” link.
At Fulton Homes, there’s a strong focus on family and community, and as part of this Fulton Homes has always been a proud proponent for Water Safety in the Phoenix area. Our Two seconds is too Long campaign has helped build awareness of the risks families face with pools or other open water.
The first protection against the tragedy of children drowning is a secure pool fence. In response to that, Fulton Homes started its Fence Patrol six years ago. This summer is Fulton Homes 7th Annual Fence Patrol. Fulton Homes has teamed up with KMLE Country 108 FM radio and Ironman Pool Fence to award selected Valley families in need with a free pool fence including installation. The fences are specifically designed to meet city codes for optimum safety.
Over the last seven years, Fulton Homes Fence Patrol has helped hundreds of people equip their homes with barriers to help prevent youngsters from falling into the pool. 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.
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 our website and click on the “Fulton Foundation” link. And remember, a pool fence can and does save lives.