It is always best to find someone in your area who can give you hands on experience with fire safety.
The first thing you should do is figure out where you can light up. Here's some venue info.
Second, here is a link to some fuel information.
Ultimately, you need to use common sense for safety and the final responsibility is yours. We have provided a link below to some safety videos that have been put together by members of the community. We do not specifically endorse these videos and some things may be done differently in your area. However, they do give you a good starting point and answer some basic questions.