PHOENIX -- A pool fence is one of the barriers experts say families should have. The Beadles family knows this, but money problems have kept them from being able to afford a one. Thanks to the Fulton Homes Fence Patrol Program, the Beadles got one installed Tuesday morning -- for free.
Terrance Beadles, a Marine Corps. veteran, is the sole provider for his family. He and his wife, Jamie, know nothing beats adult supervision when it comes to their 3-year-old daughter. But with another baby on the way, they're concerned.
"We know parents can get busy with one kid and lose track of the other," Terrance said.
When Terrance heard about the free pool fence program by watching "Good Morning! Arizona" a few weeks ago, he applied online and was chosen.
Fulton Homes has teamed up with Ironman Pool Fence and KMLE-FM to give away fences to 12 deserving families in the valley this summer. It's the eighth year for the program.
"The fence will give us a little peace of mind," explained Beadles, "knowing there's something else to help keep her from falling in the pool."
You have until July 4, 2011 to nominate yourself or someone else to receive a free pool fence, by visiting 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.
Experts stress that a pool fence is a only barrier. It does not replace adult supervision. Remember to keep an eye on your kids at all times