The band Full Turnout began in the Fall of 2006 when some Guelph firefighters got together and started "jamming" on different songs. The first Full Turnout song was written on that day "Movin' On" and is found on the debut Full Turnout Album "Perfect Neverending".
Over time members of the band fell into place and are comprised mainly of firefighters! Original members are Matt Krusky, - Rhythm Guitar player and Captain with Guelph Fire Department, and Dean Curtis - Bass Guitar player and Acting Captain with Guelph Fire Department. Next to join was Singer Grant Halsey and Acting Captain with Hamilton Fire Department. Followed by Pete Zettle, on Drums, a Maryhill Firefighter. Last to join, Jamie Carroll, the son of a Firefighter, on Rhythm/Lead. In March of 2009, Brian Parisotto took over on Bass.
The name "Full Turnout" is a term commonly used in the Fire Department for a response which requires everyone to respond to. Full Turnout music has been commonly compared to Green Day, Northern Pikes, Spin Doctors, and the Gin Blossoms, generating a sound guaranteed to please and generate a "Full Turnout" from the public!