PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Former Fire Chief Hans Emkher has passed away, according to Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah.  Emkher and his family were living in South Carolina.  He will be cremated after a private service.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Emkher’s family and the entire Prospect Park Volunteer Fire Department and Prospect Park Fire Auxiliary during this difficult time," Khairullah said.

To memorialize Emkher's service, the mayor ordered all flags in the borough to half-mast.

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