Air Quality Flags at the Fire Stations!


Beginning this month, North Shore Fire/Rescue and all other fire departments in Milwaukee County will be displaying Air Quality Flags at all fire stations. This real-time local analysis to inform the public about the measured quality of the air is in partnership with the American Lung Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Each fire station will have a set of four flags (green, yellow, orange, and red). Each color coincides with the Air Quality Index.  Changes to air quality will be relayed via the DNR and the flag will be changed accordingly.  The flags will be displayed in a window with high visibility, and the green flag will be left in place until we are notified of a change in air quality.

Below is additional information on this program and links to related resources.  (Note:  The NSFR will not be provided the purple or maroon flags as the likelihood of the Milwaukee area spiking into those areas is extremely low).

Air Quality Levels

Be Air Aware - Other resources for daily air reports:

Visit the DNR Air Quality web page to learn how the quality of the air can affect human health.

Visit the Air Quality Map to find the current air quality defined by location.

Sign up to receive email or text messages when county-wide Air Quality Advisories are called.

Log onto Twitter and search for "@WDNR." Click "follow" once DNR's account loads to receive DNR messages, including Air Quality Advisories, via twitter feed.