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Gilbert Family Gets Free Pool Fence
After Near Drowning Experience

Fulton Homes helps keep Valley family safe

Barrett Family


Fulton Homes has awarded a Gilbert family who suffered a recent near drowning a free pool fence to keep their two children safe.

Amy Barrett and her husband are this week’s Fulton Homes Fence Patrol winner. Water safety has really captured Amy’s attention due to a recent near drowning in her own family. Just a few weeks ago, Amy was in the backyard with her 20-month old daughter when she took her eyes off her for two minutes. When she turned back around, her daughter was nowhere to be seen. Amy ran toward the pool and saw her daughter’s arms flailing behind a big rock on the perimeter. She immediately jumped in and pulled her out of the water. Amy’s husband just became a Rural Metro Fire Fighter and gets calls like this all the time while on the job. The Barretts were lucky to have been able to rescue their daughter but now know they cannot keep living in the house without a pool fence. The family just recently had their second child two months ago, but they have not been able to afford fence.

"The Fulton Homes Fence Patrol provides families who need a protective pool fence the means to get one," said Fulton Homes CEO Doug Fulton. "In three out of four child drownings, the child was seen less than five minutes before tragedy struck. Water safety goes beyond the fence to swimming lessons and CPR classes for adults. These measures are just as important and can also mean the difference between life and death."

Now in its 16th consecutive year, Fulton Homes Fence Patrol highlights the importance of always watching children around water, and acts as a reminder that water emergencies can happen in mere seconds.

The Fulton Homes Fence Patrol program is conducted in partnership with KMLE 107.9 and Ironman Pool Fence. Fence Patrol is one of several water safety-related initiatives Fulton Homes supports. The Tempe-based homebuilder also sponsors the "2 Seconds is Too Long" campaign.

For more information, call 602-452-1000.



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