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Emergency Preparedness Guides

Emergency Preparedness Guides

Below are preparedness guides for various emergency storm situations that could occur. It is important for any emergency to discuss with your family and create a preparedness plan that suits your individual needs. 

  • Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

    • Coping With A Disaster Or Traumatic Event
      Natural disasters can cause emotional and mental distress for families, adults, and children. It is important to find resources that are available to help someone suffering from distress before, during, or after a disaster or traumatic event.
    • Helping Children Cope During And After A Disaster
      Disasters can cause a wide spectrum of distress, including anxiety and depression, to children of all ages. This is a guide to help facilitate discussion and provide resources for coping.
  • Earthquakes

  • Emergency Supply List

  • Extreme Heat

    • Extreme Heat Infographic
      Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, especially at-risk individuals. Avoid dangerous conditions by staying hydrated with water, staying in cool areas or air conditioning, and by wearing light-weight, light-colored and loose clothing.
    • Heat Related Illness Guide
      A complete guide on symptoms of heat related illnesses as well as information on what to do when experiencing each symptom.
    • Heat Stress Risk Factors
      Citizens should be aware of the many factors that can impact the risk of heat illness.
    • Protecting From Heat Stress
      Signs and symptoms of heat stress, as well as tips on how to protect yourself from extreme heat.
    • Protecting Workers From Heat Illness
      Provides information to workers and employers on measures they should take to prevent heat-related illnesses and death.
  • Flooding

    • Flood Information Sheet
      Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. It is always important to be prepared for floods before they occur.
    • Food And Water Safety During Power Outages And Floods
      A detailed list of proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage - and being prepared to safely handle food and water in the event that flooding occurs.
    • Planning For A Flood
      No matter the size of the flood, all can have devastating effects on your property and family. Proper safety and precaution can help to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood. More information can be found at
  • Hurricanes

    • FEMA How To Prepare For A Hurricane
      Once a hurricane watch or warning is alerted, it is imperative that residents know how to protect themselves and create an emergency preparedness plan.
    • Hurricane Safety Brochure
      Provides information on each level of hurricane and tropical storm as well as explains the difference between watch and warning alerts.
    • Hurricane Safety Checklist
      Hurricanes are strong storms that can cause life- and property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. This is a list of procedures, supplies, and recovery to help prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm.
    • Hurricane Safety Infographic
      A comprehensive infographic detailing the steps residents should take inside their homes before and after a hurricane or tropical storm.
  • Lightning/Thunder

    • Lightning Safety Brochure
      To avoid lightening, get inside as soon as you hear thunder. Run to a substantial building or hard-topped metal vehicle as fast as you can. This brochure has a detailed list of steps to take if you or someone you know is caught outside during a lightening storm. If someone is truck by lightening, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Power Outages

    • Food And Water Safety During Power Outages
      A detailed list of proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage - and being prepared to safely handle food and water in the event that flooding occurs.
    • How To Prepare For A Power Outage
      It is important to always prepare for a power outage before a minor or major storm. Power outages can impact your family, property, and community at large. This is a detailed list on how to prepare for such power outage. To report a power outage in our area, contact PECO at (for any emergency) 1-800-841-4141 or (for gas only) 1-844-841-4151.
  • Tornadoes

    • Tornado Safety Brochure
      If a tornado watch or warning is in effect, it is important to be prepared for an emergency situation.
    • Tornado Safety Graphic
      It is important to determine ahead of time the best place for your family to take shelter during a tornado. The safest place in the home is the interior part of a basement. If there is no basement, go to an inside room, WITHOUT windows, on the lowest floor. This could be a center hallway, bathroom, or closet. You could also shelter under very sturdy furniture. Evacuate mobile homes and take shelter elsewhere if necessary.
  • Winter Weather

    • Avoid Hypothermia
      In cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, which can lead to serious health problems.
    • Winter Weather Planning Graphic
      Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits.

Utility Providers in Springfield Township

Gas/Electric: PECO 1-800-841-4141

Water: AQUA 1-877-987-2782

(a small portion of Springfield water is serviced by Philadelphia Water Department, 215-685-6300)

Cable/Phone/Internet: Verizon Fios 1-800-837-4966 or Comcast Xfinity 1-800-934-6489

Sanitary Sewer (manholes/inside house): Bucks County Water & Sewer 215-343-2538

Storm Sewer (storm drains to creek): Township 215-836-7600

Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies! 

Springfield Township NON-emergency Police: 215-836-1601

Springfield Township Administration: 215-836-7600

Click here to contact a local fire department NON-emergency line. 

Disaster Recovery Information

Filing a claim can be one of the most frustrating processes during a crisis or following a major disaster. It is critical that at these times, you are prepared with the information your insurance company needs. Please view this document containing valuable information on filing a claim for disaster recovery.