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Four Steps to Starting an Air Quality Flag Program

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Use the Quick Start Guide (PDF, 1 p., 275K) or follow these four steps:
 
    1. Purchase the flags
    2. Educate your organization and the community
    3. Fly the day's flag

      Sign up for a daily email about the air quality forecast or you can download the Flag Program widget to your homepage. The email and the widget tell you which flag to fly each day.

    4. Take actions when the air quality is unhealthy

      See what actions to take for each color, while still keeping the community active.

Please complete this online registration form when you adopt a flag program. EPA will add your organization to the online list of program participants and will send you an official certificate for display.


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