On June 14, Paragon Pools president, Joseph M Vassallo, CPB, was named the Kidde Hero of the Week during the national American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. The award was given to Vassallo for his Float Like a Duck water safety program. The award is sponsored by Kidde worry free alarms.
“I am truly honored for this special recognition,” Vassallo said in a press release. “To have someone of Kix’s stature and notoriety recognize the importance of this program and help us disseminate the message of water safety to his devoted country fan base is a huge help to our cause.”
Vasallo has been running Float Like a Duck for more than 12 years with his kid-friendly sidekick Duckie. Duckie and Vasallo aim to provide information on practicing safety measures around all bodies of water. Vasallo said that his message his relevant to families across the country whether they own a pool or not. The duo makes appearances at schools, community events and hospitals. They have also produced special water safety videos.