Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has revealed more than 8,900 homes in the county had smoke alarms fitted.
The installations were carried out through the ECFRS Home Safety Visit scheme.
On top of that 4,500 smoke alarms and 1,400 carbon monoxide detectors were supplied to landlords to be fitted to rented properties throughout Essex.
Over the last 10 years the number of incidents attended by fire crews has halved as prevention and protection work has made people more fire aware and homes and business throughout the County safer than ever.
A consultation currently being undertaken by the Service looks to a future which will see an increased focus on prevention and protection work as call outs diminish.
The consultation runs until April 25, it will help set the future shape and role of the Service in the future. Since it launched on February 1 more than 2,800 people have taken part in the consultation.