Devine EMS Auxiliary was formed out of necessity. There was a period of time when the City of Devine could no longer afford to provide EMS Services outside of its city limits. Budgets were tight and with 65% of the call volume outside the city and less than 10% of the budget came from the county, services were truly at risk for those outside the city. This prompted several concerned citizens to work in conjunction with the EMS Director, Pat Bourcier, in forming the Devine EMS Auxiliary. Because of the efforts of this Auxiliary, necessary funding was raised for several years that insured the continuation of services to the citizens outside the city limits of Devine. These Auxiliary members worked tirelessly year after year in raising in excess of $200,000 to purchase the needed equipment for quality medical care. Additionally they were instrumental in working alongside Devine Area Hospice to secure another $250,000 for the purchase of 2 new ambulances. Betwee the Auxiliary and the Devine Area Hospice, the City of Devine EMS was given over $500,000 dollars in equipment purchases. Without fanfare. The citizens of south Medina County and the Devine EMS were truly blessed to have such caring organizations who gave so much for so many.