First responders come first
In 2021, BKV provided a $10,000 grant to the Wise County Office of Emergency Management in Wise County, Texas, to purchase drone technology software for the county’s emergency responders for emergency management of rural oil and gas areas. The updated drone technology software allows local emergency response organizations to monitor large rural areas more quickly and efficiently during emergency response events. They can easily fly over a pipeline or access a remote operation, assess the situation, and determine a response plan faster than ever before. In addition, we also initiated a joint effort to map out the entire county using drone technology, which will enable emergency responders to develop tailored emergency response plans for residences and businesses located in rural areas.