Kevin T. Barry – Chief of Department
Chief of Department Kevin Barry joined the Locust Valley Fire Department on May 14, 2001 and was assigned to Hose Company No. 1. Since April of 2005, Kevin has served as 1 st Lieutenant (2005-2007), Captain (2007-2009) and 2 nd Assistant Engineer (2009-2011) of the Hose Company as well as Department Secretary (2009-2011). Kevin served the Department as 3rd Assistant Chief (2011-2013), 2 nd Assistant Chief (2013-2015) and 1st Assistant Chief (2015-2017) before being elected as the 44th Chief of Department on April 6, 2017. On May 16 th , 2010, Kevin was awarded the 2009-2010 Jack Turner Fireman of the Year Award. Chief Barry holds several firematic and rescue training certifications, serves as a 2 nd Deputy Chief Instructor at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy and is a licensed New York State Professional Engineer.
Andrew M. Akapnitis – 1st Assistant Chief
Assistant Chief Andrew Akapnitis joined the department in January 2002 and was assigned to Hose Company No. 1. Since April of 2005, Andrew has served as 2nd Lieutenant (2005-2007), 1st Lieutenant (2007-2009), and Captain(2009-2011) of the Hose Company. In April of 2011 Andrew was elected to the position of Department Secretary and held that position through March of 2013. In May 2011, Andrew was awarded the Jack Turner Fireman of the Year Award. In April of 2013, Andrew was elected to the position of 3rd Assistant Chief (2013-2015) and then to the position of 2nd Assistant Chief in April of 2015 through March 2017. Most recently, Andrew was elected to and currently holds the position of 1st Assistant Chief Assistant Chief Akapnitis holds several state and national firematic/rescue certifications as well as being CPR/AED/First aid qualified. In his professional life, Assistant Chief Akapnitis holds two Masters Degrees (MA in School Counselling and MSED in school Leadership/administration) and currently works as an Assistant Principal at a Long Island High School.
James Neumeyer - 2nd Assistant Chief
Assistant Chief James Neumeyer joined the department on October 6, 1993 and was assigned to Hook and Ladder Company No. 1. Since October of 1993, James has served as 2nd Lieutenant (1996-1997) 1st Lieutenant (1997-1999), and Captain (1999-2001). He has served as chief driver (2002-2015). He is also a dual member of the Emergency Medical Rescue Company No.1. Currently, he holds the position of 2nd Assistant Chief. In May of 1995 James was awarded the 1994-1995 Jack Turner Fireman of the Year Award. Chief Neumeyer holds several firematic and rescue certifications. In his professional life, Chief Neumeyer is an Electrical Apprentice with the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Lighting.