Description Recovered utility belt belonging to Yamel Josefina Merino. The belt is black with attached clips and pouches for carrying supplies.
Historical Notes Queens native Yamel Merino lived in Yonkers, New York, with her eight-year-old son. At the ambulance company MetroCare, she rose from the transport division to be an emergency medical technician. She hoped to continue her education to become a nurse. On September 11, Yamel was providing medical assistance outside the South Tower when it collapsed. She was 24 years old.