Springfield Township,
Delaware County



ON OCTOBER 4, 2014



On Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00pm at the Springfield Township Building, 50 Powell Road, the Center for Life Long Learning will be hosting Medicare 101 presentation that explains the basics of Medicare A, B, C and D. In addition the presentation explains Medicare Terminology such as Copays, Coinsurance, Deductibles, Enrollment Periods, and penalties. Medicare cost Saving Programs and Supplemental
Plans will also be discussed.
Presenter: Glenda Radical, APRISE Program Coord.

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:00pm at the Springfield Township Building, 50 Powell Road, the Center for Life Long Learning will be hosting Identity Theft and Financial Predators: Recognize, Prevent and Recover.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with an overview of identity theft, scams, and financial predators: Their impact, prevention measures, and receovery steps. Current scams being used and ways to identify them will also be discussed. You will learn how to recognize predators, prevent ID theft, obtain and use your credit card report.
Presenter: Jim Spiegle, Senior Program Mgr., Clarifii

Code Red
Rapid Emergency Notification System - Register Now

September is National Preparedness Month.  Any citizen wishing to register for the system or who does not currently receive messages needs to update their registration and can do so at then click on the CodeRED link.  

For those without computer access registration may be completed by contacting Springfield Township  at: (610) 544-1300.

Here are the most common questions about CodeRED:

I received a CodeRED call; does that mean I am in the CodeRED database?
Yes.  If they would like to submit additional information, such as cell phone numbers, text and email information, they must visit your website and click on the Logo.   CodeRED always de-duplicates by phone number, so if they are unsure if they are registered, they should just submit their information again. This will ensure they are in the database!

Why did CodeRED call me several times?  If there is no answer and they do not have an answering device, the number will be attempted up to 3 times. 

It called me but no message played. If they answer and do not say hello, CodeRED will not begin playing automatically. It is trying to determine if it has reached a live person or answering device. If they do not say anything, it will hang up and retry the number in the next pass of the non-connected numbers.

Why did it leave only part of the message on my answering machine?
CodeRED will leave a message on an answering device. There are many different brands and types of capturing devices for leaving a message. Occasionally something about the answering device or the beep of the device causes the system to think it has reached a live person and begins playing the message. When the message is left, it only leaves part of the message. They can call back the 866-419-5000 and receive the entire message.
This does not happen often. There is a chance that they may get a few of these.

Why does my phone ring once and hang up? It has called me twice and won’t let me answer it.  If they have a ring back tone, which plays a song instead of ringing, the system will interpret this as an Operator Intercept and hang up, only to retry the number. They have two options. They can remove the ring back tone or they can contact their cell phone provider and request that the phone number for the general database 855-969-4636 and for the emergency database 866-419-5000 and for CodeRED Weather Warning 800-366-9780 bypassed by this feature and have it ring normal.

Township Manager

J. Lee Fulton
50 Powell Road
Springfield, PA 19064