The Fulton Homes Fence Patrol reached a milestone on Tuesday when a Chandler family received the program’s 200th free pool fence from the Tempe-based homebuilder.

Fulton Homes Fence Patrol, now in its 14th consecutive year, has provided 15 free pool fences during the spring and summer for Valley residents in need. Tuesday’s install was the program’s fifth of 2016. The program highlights the importance of watching children around water.

“It’s satisfying to know that over the years Fulton Homes has helped 200 Valley families be safer around their pools,” said Doug Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes. “But, a fence is only a barrier. Watching children around water, teaching them to swim and having an adult who knows how to preform CPR are all critical for protection against drowning and near drowning accidents. Drowning is a sad reality in Arizona, and we want to continue doing everything we can to prevent tragedies from occurring.”

The Fence Patrol program is conducted in partnership with KMLE 107.9 and Ironman Pool Fence. The public is encouraged to nominate someone they know that needs a pool fence by visiting KMLE and clicking on the Fence Patrol icon.

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.