We offer free medical care and support medical education, from internships to full certification.
Firestone Natural Rubber operates Firestone Medical Center, a full-service referral hospital with 300 beds and two regional clinics strategically located within the concession area. These facilities deliver medical care at no cost to Firestone teammates and their dependents. Services are also offered at minimal cost to the general public in cases of emergency care and prenatal well-baby services.
Firestone Liberia offers free healthcare for all teammates and their dependents.
Bed hospital and two full-service clinics
Babies delivered each year
Patient visits per month
Providing Quality Care
Firestone's medical team consists of approximately 150 employees and contractors. Our prenatal care program is available to employees, their dependents and the general public. It improves the health of both mothers and children while also helping reduce the country’s maternity-related death rate. In 2020, Firestone Medical Center performed a total of 654 newborn deliveries of which 133 were the children of Firestone teammates while the majority of deliveries were children of non-teammates.
Since 2010, Firestone Natural Rubber has fostered a partnership with Children Surgery International (CSI), which has completed eight surgical missions at the Firestone Liberia Medical Center. As of the 2020 mission, more than 1,000 life changing and life saving surgeries were performed free of charge benefitting children from across the country. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2021 and 2022 CSI surgical missions did not take place. Firestone is currently working with CSI on the upcoming 2023 mission.
We were on the frontlines of the Ebola crisis in 2014 and 2015, helping save thousands of lives within the concession and surrounding communities through our preventative and care measures. Our leading efforts were recognized by a number of global health organizations including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the President of Liberia awarded Firestone Natural Rubber the 2015 Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption in recognition of the company’s heroic efforts during the country’s Ebola crisis.
Firestone Natural Rubber partners with UNICEF and the Liberian Ministry of Health to store and administer vaccines and medications to protect Liberians from numerous diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This vaccine program not only serves Firestone Liberia employees and their dependents, but also residents in surrounding communities.