PRINCETON, NJ, April 1, 2022: Jaguar Land Rover Princeton, a proud member of the Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, and Land Rover North America made the presentation of the ‘Land Rover Defender Above and Beyond Service Award’ today to Montgomery Emergency Medical Services. Montgomery Township Mayor, Devra Keenan, Montgomery EMS officers Carol Raymond and Ron Gerschel, and more than 30 members of the Montgomery EMS Squad joined together at Jaguar Land Rover Princeton on Route 206 for the unveiling of their new 2022 custom-built Land Rover Defender.
Inspired by the commitment of non-profits across the US to serve others, Land Rover awarded seven customized Defender models to seven US non-profits that go above & beyond for their communities every day. From thousands of entries, Montgomery Emergency Medical Services was chosen for their ceaseless dedication to their community and its residents.
“We were in the middle of the pandemic, and our team was so inspired by all the incredible acts of selflessness that organizations throughout the US have done to support their communities, and wanted to recognize their fine work”, explained Joe Stauble, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Land Rover USA. “The Defender has a long history of supporting those throughout the globe to do better…When organizations are doing such an incredible mission servicing the communities, let’s reward them with the most capable vehicle in our lineup, the Defender.” In September, 2021, Land Rover announced that from five First Responder Finalists, Montgomery EMS had been selected to receive the Above and Beyond Service Award for First Responders.
“We are so proud today to be presenting on behalf of Land Rover USA this brand new, custom-built 2022 Land Rover Defender to our own local EMS,” said Josh Kalafer, Co-Chairman of Flemington Car & Truck Country. “This organization does so much for our community in assuring a better quality of life. What better way to serve our local residents than to drive this beautiful automobile ‘Capable of Great Things.’ ”
“We have only dreamed of owning a high-performance vehicle like the Defender to help our residents” said Carol Raymond, President of the Montgomery EMS. In June 1972, Montgomery EMS was established with the simple mission of creating a 100% volunteer team of residents helping local residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Fifty years later and with 70 dedicated people working under the same guiding principles of their founding members, Montgomery EMS supports the emergency medical needs of the 22,254 citizens of Montgomery Township as well as performing standbys at fire scenes and community events. They also serve as back-up to neighboring towns.
“We have such a committed EMS crew that it’s very heartwarming to be able to present this vehicle. They do such an important job supporting our community on a daily basis” remarked Steve Bergamo, General Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Princeton. As a gift, Jaguar Land Rover Princeton presented the Montgomery EMS pre-paid maintenance for 5 years/60,000 miles and an extended warranty for 7 years/100,000 miles. “That way the only thing you have to worry about is driving this vehicle around and helping the community.”
Jaguar Land Rover Princeton, a proud member of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands…Family, Independent, Not Corporate…upholds a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, as well as, community responsibility. Recipient of the DealerRater NATIONAL Dealer of the Year Award for Land Rover for the past four years and DealerRater Dealer of the Year NJ Winner for Jaguar the last two years, Jaguar Land Rover Princeton maintains a strong relationship with the local community. Conveniently located on Route 206 Princeton, New Jersey, Jaguar Land Rover Princeton is a full-service dealership offering a full line of new and pre-owned vehicles, exceptional service and quality parts for all your automotive needs.
For more information on Flemington Car & Truck Country call 1-800-Flemington or visit Flemington.com. For more information on Jaguar Land Rover Princeton call 609-921-7788 or visit jlrprinceton.com.