The poker stick should have low thermal conductivity and high specific heat.
Explanation: For a poker stick that is non flammable, it should have some properties which will not let it heat up faster.
Two properties that satisfy the poker stick are:Specific heatThermal conductivity
Specific heat is defined as the amount of heat require to raise the temperature of a mass M by 1 °C. More the specific heat, more amount of heat will be required to raise the temperature of a substance.
Thermal conductivity is defined as the ability of a substance to conduct heat. More thermal conductivity means that the substance will get hot faster as it will conduct more amount of heat.
So, for a substance that should not conduct more heat like the poker stick must have high specific heat and low thermal conductivity.
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