For Archives Month 2021, archivists from Seattle Municipal Archives highlighted some of their favorite objects from our collections.

Audiovisual Archivist Libby Hopfauf provides a brief overview of the Seattle Fire Department’s School and Fire-Safe Education (S.A.F.E.) animated film series featuring Big Red and Mr. Bumblesbee, produced from 1977 to 1988.

S.A.F.E. Animated Films (Record Series 2801-11: Seattle Fire Department Moving Images)
Mr. Bumblesbee and the Bean Stock (1978), Item 965
Mr. Bumblesbee Meet Bigfoot (1980), Item 985
Mr. Bumblesbee Meets Jim Zorn (1981), Item 978
Back to the Past (1982), Item 971
Mr. Bumblesbee Joins the Fire Department (1983)
Big Red (1984), Item 969
The Zoo Adventure (1985), Item 859
Aliens from Outer Space (1988), Item 967
The House on the Hill (1987), Item 860

Music is from YouTube’s Audio Library (Creative Commons)


Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Fire, Seattle Fire Rescue, Seattle Fire Medics

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