David G. Arce‚ 36‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 33. Arce had ended his shift on September 11th but responded with his best friend from childhood and fellow firefighter Michael Boyle. They died together and their families held a joint funeral. Arce was nicknamed Buddha because of his strong belief that his purpose in life was to aid and to serve. David grew up playing with fire trucks and the desire never went away.